Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The Hat Attack II was an interesting experience. Would I do it again? Probably not for the game. It was very frustrating to not hear from people that were my immediate competitors. I guess I was taking the whole game more seriously that others. I spent most of my time waiting and waiting for communication. I only got to take out two people for the time I was still "alive". I did get a great pattern which I will make again AND I also got a great pink and brown hat out of the deal. So, it's onto other projets now!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Well, I'm still in the game with Hat Attack II. I took out my target the first week but I have been patiently waiting for my next hat to complete to take out another target. The target I took out had taken out her target, so I contacted her. It turns out she has had the unfinished hat she needed to send me in her car for TWO WEEKS and she forgot about it. Darn. Hopefully I will get it and can take out one more contestant before I am assasinated.
In the meantime I have been working on Wendy Bernard's Looks Good on All Sides Scarf from her new book Custom Knits. I am using the same yarn for the Hat Attack called Therapi. The rows of the scarf are easily memorized, but it is a 44 row repeat and my brain can't remember that much so I've had to tally. This scarf is worth it though. It is SO beautiful and knit with the Therapi yarn, it is so soft and supple. There has been some complaints that Therapi has had knots, and blobs of yarn in it but I haven't had that problem at all. I absolutely love this yarn and it comes in LOTS of colors. I hope to have the scarf finished this weekend for Wendy's book signing at Renaissance Yarns. Maybe I can get a picture of the author wearing my scarf!