I knitted 3 more rows on the blue 2×2 rib for the second minion hat today. Only 2 more rows of rib to go…
Another day, another Minion hat. I cast on and did the first 4 rounds:
I finished the main part of the first minion hat today, knitting the black band and the yellow crown:
I tried it out on my husband, who has a small head and we agreed that it will be good for my younger nephew, but I need to do the next size up for the older one.
I also crocheted two mouths, and now I just need to crochet the eyes and sew them on.
My family have been staying with us for the past couple of days, so we’ve been very busy with board games, picking apples, trips to the park, and swimming. I’ve done some knitting in the evenings, knitting 20 more rounds of the minion hat:
All the yellow has been done today and yesterday. The blue is the knitting from day 299, as well as yesterday, when I did the last 4 rounds.
Next, I’ll knit the black stripe for the goggle band. I also wound some of my lovely new Cascade 220 yarn into balls, as it arrives in skeins. I wound the pink, white and tan ones, 600m of yarn!
Cascade 220 is my favourite yarn to knit kids toys with. It is hard wearing but still soft enough to cuddle, washes well, is easy to knit with, and comes in a huge range of colours.
My new wools arrived today, so I did the first 5 rounds for another Christmas project, a pair of Minion Hats for my nephews.i did the first 5 rounds of rib, but can’t share a photo as I left it at work.
I focused on knitting on Monday and Tuesday, as these were busy days with Embroiderers’ Guild and generally feeling very sleepy. I knitted the last bit on my panta, then sewed it together:
It is a good length, and wide enough to keep the tops of my ears warm without wiggling out of the way.
A bit more knitting today:
I did a section and a half of the decrease rows while watching Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
As well as sorting the last week or so of blog posts out, I did some more knitting on the panta, now half way through:
Actually posting this on the day I did it, minor victory!
A good day at the AGM for the West Midlands Region of the Embroiderers’ Guild. I bought an ironing pad and some bondaweb, and worked on the knitted panta: