SoCal is burning...
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...and I'm making a double-knit hat. The irony is not lost on me. Thankfully, the hat is for my lovely brother, who lives in the forest for half the year and thus has occasion to wear a doubly-thick hat.
Meanwhile, the local weatherman is using these terms to describe Los Angeles weather:
My roommate mentioned that our forecast sounds like a nice gouda.
My brother is aware of the hat, and he's seen grainy, iChat-relayed images of it half-done. But because this is technically a secret project, I will not post pictures until he has the hat on his head, hopefully sometime next week.
Meanwhile, I have finished a project for myself. Yes! It's true! Something I will keep and have actually worn in public since its completion. Observe, in all its glory, the Leavened Raglan:
From Interweave Knits Magazine, Fall 2007, designed by Carrie Bostick Hoge.
It's comfy and warm. I used Lambs Pride Bulky and it took just under 5 skeins for the medium size. The Lamb's pride sheds a little more than I'd prefer, but in the end this is a good catchall sweater. I've worn it to the movies twice already. It also only took about a week to make, and it positively flew off the needles. I think it only took about eight episodes of Veronica Mars to complete.
Perhaps I should start a system where I measure the time it takes to knit something in number of TV episodes or movies. I know it took me the whole first season of Heroes to knit a project for my forthcoming book.
I'll have to think about that one...