The Advanced Pussyhat

January 17, 2017

Sorry, no photos.

If you are knitting a Pussyhat for this Saturday and are a fairly advanced knitter (who hates to seam) this is for YOU.

Use two sets of double ended needles size 8. It’s easier. Unless you have some with really long cords, like a Denise set. I’m using two sets of Crystalite #8 lavender.

Cast on 50 stitches on the bottom and 50 stitches on the top using Judy’s Magic Cast On.

Knit until the “pocket” (from the cast on to the needle) is 7.5 inches. Remember, you’re working in the round here so as you go, your hat will form a pocket.

Start your stockinette and knit 2 purl 2 for 4.25 inches.

Use Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off.

Sew in the two tails and you’re done.

I hate seaming so working in the round like I do for toe up socks makes a great hat. Goes really fast too.

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The wait is over.

November 14, 2011

I’ve waited the majority of my lifetime for this.

My Lightning Weaver has arrived.
It’s probably older than I am. It originally sold for $1.50. I paid over $100 and was glad to do so.
My Mother has a Junior Lightning Weaver. They brought it with them from Connecticut.
I’ve used it since I was a child. I always wanted one of my own. When I found out there was a standard version that was adjustable, I’ve been on the lookout for one.
I found one on eBay after doing searches for years.
It arrived today.
I’m ecstatic.
I can’t wait to start weaving 12 different size squares, then seeing what combinations I can use to make different patterns.
I plan on weaving a light summer blanket.
If I won millions in the lottery, I think I would buy the patents and start manufacturing these little weaving machines again. I think they are the best design I’ve ever seen.