OR, how to fight the knitting blahs!
Another dental trip to Eugene will fix that. Knitting 2 more Chemo Caps will fix that...and of course, Vader, my best friend, will certainly fix the blahs of any kind. Of course I saw an elk herd. They are beautiful in the early morning fog. My little camera does a heck of a job for this sort of picture.
Here Vader is, suspiciously looking at his green frog, wearing a chemo cap (before washing) and wondering what I am trying to do. This was made from Chinchilla scraps. Martie loved the blue one I made. She sleeps in it. I had some left and thought she would like another sleeping hat. I have some pink ordered. But this will do in the meantime. This is the Janet Szabo Torque pattern.
This gold colored hat is some off brand Nordica. It is heavier. I adapted Janet's pattern.
10.5 mm needle 2 balls of yarn.
CO 8 stitches and knit 20" or size to fit. Join and PU 88 stitches evenly around the band. Purl 2 3/4 inches and then start decreases.
Rnd 1: Purl 14, sl 2 stitches as if to knit, Purl 1, (Pass 2sl st over and repeat 3 more times.
Purl all even rounds.
Rnd, 3: Purl 12, repeat as Rnd 1
Rnd, 5: Purl 10, repeat as Rnd 1
Continue decreases as set until you reach Purl 1, Double Center Decrease and then thread the remaining stitches on an darning needle and tighten. Follow Szabo (Big Sky Knitting) except use bigger needles, yarn and fewer stitches.
Just to prove I have done some work on the sleeve of the crappy cable affair. About 4 more inches and then a cuff and then...sleeve #2.