Committed

In a previous post, I told you you really can not say I’m sloppy with my blocking. I’m going to go ahead and say that you also can not in all fairness say that I am insufficiently committed to the tiny thing photo shoots.⁠

That’s me, at my favorite local tree stump (you know, the one in the graveyard, the one that’s all covered in moss and toadstools) shortly after daybreak, with a basket of gourds and a pile of pointy hats (plus, you know, a teeny tiny little treat for the folks who signed up for the super-secret, one-time-only, pointy hat mailing list, but we can’t reveal that just yet, hence the pink blob of disguise).⁠

Because if you’re going to do the thing, you might as well go ahead and do the thing.⁠ No half measures.⁠

The pattern is out next week (timing will be a little different than usual because of the aforementioned sneaky business, but don’t fret, it’s all ready to go), and I absolutely cannot wait to see what you folks do with them!

Allow me to allay your concerns

Ok, did I make you wait long enough? I think I made you wait long enough. That wee pink blobbly? The one some folks were concerned was a bit more…ah…anatomical than my usual knits?⁠

Uh huh. Here we are.⁠ Not that it’s not ridiculous (because a two inch tall knitted potion bottle is nothing if not ridiculous). But it is for sure not a body part.

Particular

There are a lot of things you can say about me.⁠

You can say I’m lazy (also pronounced “I put a high value on leisure time and so make a point to take a lot of it”). You can say I’m greedy (also pronounced “if I don’t value my time and skill, why on earth would I expect anyone else to do so”). And you can say I like a lot of absurd nonsense (yeah, no, that one’s pronounced pretty much exactly like that).⁠

But you damn well can not say that I am careless about how I block my knits. You just can’t.⁠

That’s eight delightfully pointy hats, points supported by long dpns, drying in the breeze (and three of their already blocked fellows keeping them company in the middle.⁠

The hats will be getting curlicues here shortly, but this was just too marvelous of a sight not to share with you all. ⁠

Pattern for these should be out shortly, so do be sure you’re on the mailing list if you want to participate in the shenanigans! ⁠

And this one too

Alrighty, and there’s that one sorted! ⁠

Same general Q&A apply to this sweater as to the last one. You can scroll back a few posts (look for the one with the five columns of yellow stitches) to see what I said last time, but the short versions are no I really can’t/won’t show you the whole sweater all at once (for I am mean and want you to suffer, or possibly because taking a picture of a sweater is actually kinda hard), no I don’t know if the stitch has a name (because seriously, this is just me doodling & I am not going to stop doodling to try and find out someone else’s names for things because again, I am mean), and yes I might maybe be convinced to do some patterns with embroidery on them (because wow is this fun, though that would be a next year thing at this point because somehow it’s September, how does that happen). ⁠

But I’m pretty sure I’m going to have the fanciest pj sweaters in all the land this fall!