Friday, August 23, 2019
I didn't know you could change gauge so easily on a loom. I picked it up and decided to give loom knitting another try, since I was most of the way done and didn't want to just take it out. I managed to loosen up a bit once I got to the top.
I had fun doing it, but I felt like it was a lot slower than I would have been knitting if I had needles. I know there are people out there who love loom knitting and I get it. I might give my sock loom another try at some point.
It then sat for years and years. I found it again when I started clearing out all the stuff that I had just thrown into my craft room in the basement. I let it sit for a while after that because I still couldn't decide on what to do. I finally just finished it and I know the person who gets this won't care that the top isn't the same as the body of the hat.
This isn't all of the things I found that only need a little bit to make them into finished items. I have no idea now why I didn't just finish them, but I'm also pretty sure that past-me doesn't know either. Since I do love the feeling of starting a new project, I know there is no way for me to just focus on the almost-finished projects.
I also get very overwhelmed when I get to start a new project. I always want to start on a hat, and a shawl, and start designing a new pattern. Right now I'm almost done with a new pattern that I'm designing. Once my computer is fixed, or if I can find my templates on a back-up drive, I'm going to work on getting the pattern for the Lattice Hat done. I've made it so many times that I'm not sure I will need it to be tested, but it never hurts to get another set of eyes on it.
I have a hat in the works that was easier for me to design. I could have tried to design more than one size, but I think I'll just make a note about yarn and needle sizing for other options. I could probably do one size up and down, but unlike the Lattice Hat pattern, they will each need to be done by hand and won't just be the same repeat, but starting at different points. Saying all of this, I might still change my mind later.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Just to warn you, there are quite a few pictures under this post. I had found some HTML to make a very pretty slideshow, but it kept messing with Blogger and I didn't like the way it was acting. This way you can easily scroll down and click to enlarge as you would like.
The styles of art were so different and some even had some metallic silver on them. It was all so impressive and some people were even hanging around to do some fashion-style fashion shoots. I would love to go back and see it again. It was so much to take in during one walk-through.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
It was a nice level of heat for me. It warmed my whole mouth but didn't hurt and it also didn't linger too long. We listen to the podcast And That's Why We Drink and I really like it. I am so worn out from all the travel and all the fun I had, but make sure to brace yourself for a lot of very similar looking knitting pictures soon.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
We went back to the Royal Inn. There were more people staying this time and there were even a group of bikers. However, we got one of the rooms in the back and it was definitely not as nice as the first. There was no ventilation in the room, so it was musty smelling. There was also a lot more dust and general grim around. While I would probably stay here again, I would just try and avoid any room numbers 350 or above.
Friday, July 12, 2019
Most of the places we went to the other days were a bit out of our comfortable walking area. The most direct way to get to where we were going was to take the 2 subway West and transfered to the 1 heading south. After that we would usually hop on the Queen Car and get there in no time. This time we decided to stick to our area and go down Bloor St.
We did get a bit lost when went straight down a road that we normally turn on. We figured we could just go down one more street and then over, but that lead to a cul-de-sac at an apartment building. A nice lady who lives there told us of a shortcut around the side and it was a nice walk.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
On the railcar to our lunch destination we heard some lady yell at this girl. She had gotten on with her bike and secured it on the bike-rack. I didn't see her scan her card, but didn't want to assume anything about her. The lady was accusing her of riding without paying and the girl was saying that she had already paid. I had no idea either way so I tried my best to stay out of it.
Acting like locals, we got back on the railcar to the metro and made our way back in time to watch Critical Role.