We got home Tuesday night and I must say, as much as we love our road trips to the West Coast, there’s nothing like sleeping in your own bed!
I was busy doing laundry, cleaning up the house and getting work caught up yesterday and today. I took some better project photos of my hats.
That was with the Cascade 220 Heathers in “galaxy” which is a deep, heathery purplish.
I had originally cast on with this yarn for another Odessa. I worked almost to the crown decreases and was not happy with how the yarn was working with the pattern. Or nor working, as the case was. The Odessa needs a nice, smooth, defined yarn.
I did the Chocolate Ribs hat again, cast on 100 stitches and worked the hat to 6.25 inches before beginning the crown decreases.
The Noro Retro is a wool/silk/angora blend and is very soft and pretty. But OMG! Noro – can’t you wind off a 50 g ball without having 4 – yes, 4!!! knots in it?!
I followed the pattern as written. Interestingly, of the four (?) of these that I’ve made, using “fingering weight” yarn, they’re all different sizes.
For our trip, I had two tote bags with knitting projects in them, hats and mittens. I was anticipating rainy days spent by the fire knitting, but just our luck, it was mostly sunny so we were outside exploring and doing things. The only knitting I got in was a little in the evenings. Of our 12 days on the Island, we had 2 cloudy days and 2 rainy days. When we were in Vancouver, we had one rainy day, but it was a drizzly day, so we still were out walking and exploring. The rest of the time was glorious autumn weather which we loved!