We’ve had a front come through and it has dialed the temperatures down about 10 F. So far, it has been nice. It’s 39 F (3.8 C) at the moment, heading to a high of 71 F (21.6 C). The thermometer on the clock on top of my computer tower says the temperature in the hottest spot in the house is 75 F (23.8 C). The humidity right now is 78%, which is way high for us (Stop laughing, Shoreacres!).
In the dark at the edge of the frame is the last Dazzle yarn hat, a kitten hat of blue and brown. I’ll have yarn left, but not enough to do anything with, except maybe put a stripe in something. I’ve just finished it. I’ve seen patterns for kitten hats (saw one that called it a “Hennepin hat”??) that are knitted flat from one side to the other, folded over, and sewn up the edges, and I’ve seen patterns that are knitted on a circular needle from the bottom up and the top closed with a 3-needle bind-off. These patterns must have been written by the same people who love knitting socks from the top down and then Kitchner stitching the toe closed. Turkish cast on ain’t that hard, guys! And if you use a 32-inch circular needle and the Magic Loop method, you get a seamless kitten hat knitted all in one piece. Can you spot where the Turkish cast on is? No, you can’t. It’s seamless.
The hats are now in the washer getting washed in 2-in-1 (hair) shampoo+ conditioner which will hopefully soften them. (I stopped using separate shampoo and conditioner preparations in lieu of the 2-in-1 concoction. One less bottle to buy; one less empty bottle in the landfill.) After that, they will go in the dryer with a dryer sheet. That ought to do the trick.