First was my Twist 'n Shout Slouchy Hat which doesn't slouch. I even added some extra rows at the top to try to get it to slouch, but no go. Maybe my head's just big. I don't know... It fits fine, it just isn't long enough to "slouch". But that's okay, I like it anyway - the stitch pattern is fun, and wasn't hard at all to make. The slip stitch ribbing, on the other hand, was tedious to crochet, but it turned out nice and stretches great.
I made the pom pom with some low-pile fake fur. I like the pom, but I'm thinking since pom poms are usually more fluffy, I may use the rest of the fur for some other project (as opposed to making more poms for more hats). Though I have no idea what I would want to make with it now. Fake fur is seriously messy to work with. I had no idea.
The yarn used for the hat is Red Heart Soft in the color Berry.
I also finished my Leaping Stripes and Blocks Blanket. I made mine toddler or child-sized measuring at 38" x 48".
This is a great pattern - easy to do, and creates a fun design when using three or more colors. And the truly genius part is that if using no more than three colors, the yarn can be carried up the side and then covered up by the border. Very few ends to weave in!
The yarn is Deborah Norville Everyday in Orchid and White, and Red Heart Soft in Plummy.
We had a good Thanksgiving at brother-in-law's on Thursday. He ordered several pasta dishes from Olive Garden and everyone else pitched in with appetizers, sides and desserts. It was a yummy, non-traditional treat. And Friday night our three sons came over for a "shrimp fest". Middle son cooked up his version of Shrimp Scampi on the stove-top, while I put together a baked dish of garlic shrimp. Mmmmmm... it was all sooo good. And then, with full tummies, we played games. Always a new game to play with these fellas. Oldest son introduced us to Nefarious. It was fun, but it took me two whole rounds to grasp it well enough to not need constant help. My thinker doesn't fire as fast as it used to. Or maybe it's just my imagination that it ever fired fast at all.
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