A Nippy Monday Morning

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!).

That was lunch (above left) — stuff on crackers, with the stuff being Muenster cheese and sliced ham on my favorite Red Oval Farms Stoned Wheat Thin crackers.  Total nums.

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.

I had 5 skeins of Dazzle yarn: Two skeins of brown, a skein of dark orange, a skein of light orange and a skein of blue.  From that I got 8 hats.  This is all that’s left. Not a bad yield.

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.

Author: WOL

My burrow, "La Maison du Hibou Sous Terre" is located on the flatlands of West Texas where I live with my computer, my books, and a lot of yarn waiting to become something.

One thought on “A Nippy Monday Morning”

  1. We had a few hours of nippiness this morning, too — for us, a combo of temperature and wind. It’s been cranking all day, but finally is laying a bit. It’s already cool enough that I’ve closed the windows and sliding glass door. We’re going to 60 tonight, then it’s going to be 70/80ish the rest of the week. It beats the heck out of the 90s, especially with the humidity down. Our current humidity? 36 % !!!

    Here’s your odd tidbit of the day: people with boats whose mooring lines, etc. have gotten hard and stiff from salt water will soak them in buckets filled with that same shampoo-and-conditioner combo. For a while, fabric softener was in vogue, but then the switch got made to shampoo/conditioner.


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