Alrighty, everything's back to normal here for the most part. Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. I've got a ton of yummy food to eat for the rest of the week ;)
So, I started working on an IG project (Instant Gratification-acronyms are your friend). I have a ton of Rainbow Boucle yarn I got from Joann's in my stash and I wanted to try a little experiment with this thing called Magic Loop. I've been seeing it everywhere, and it looks pretty nifty. To bandwagon I went. Basically it allows you to knit small circumference projects like hats and socks using a long circular needle. NO DPNs!! Yes, that's not a typo, long circular needles. I like this idea because I have a Denise Interchangeable set and using magic loop means I'll almost never have to buy dpns.
The technique itself is rather easy. After you get used to it, you can knit as fast as you would trying to juggle a bunch of dpns. So... I decided to make a hat out of my Boucle. I didn't use a pattern I pretty much eyeballed it. I knitted a swatch up, got my gauge, measured the circumference of my fat head, did some math, magic looped 6 inches and some k2togging later, I have this:
Sorry, for the bad pic. But you get the idea. Magic Loop is AWESOME! Try it!
DIE DPNS, DIE!