no one can hear you scream.
Yours truly came down with a whopping case of laryngitis this weekend. For almost three days I couldn't raise my voice above a whisper, never mind manage a scream. Those close to me might have appreciated the break from the "blah, blah, blah, knitting, blah, blah, blah" and enjoyed the peace and quiet brought on by my sudden and unexpected muteness.
But you can only shut me up for so long. Sooner or later I'll find a way to make myself heard--or read.
Because I wasn't so busy flapping my gums, I was actually able to get a few things done. A few things like baby gifts.
Thank goodness! I was beginning to think that this kid was going to be in kindergarten before he managed to get his sweater.
And what good is a sweater without a matching hat?
Sweater: Adapted from the Child's Placket Neck Pullover, from LMKG. I eliminated the placket, adjusted for my gauge, and then created the striping pattern that you see.
Hat: My own pattern. Cast on 84 stitches, work in stockinette in the round until the thing looks long enough. Then decrease 12 stitches evenly every other row until 8 stitches remain. Cut yarn, thread through the remaining 8 stitches and cinch together. I had to plan the start of my decrease section so as not to end the hat before I finished the third striping sequence.
Gauge: About 4.75 stitches per inch.
Needles: US 7s, circulars and DPNs.
Yarn: Some random wool/acrylic blend worsted weight that I picked up in the 'hood. I'm calling it Astoria's Wool Ease.