It's swatch-o-matic chez skinny rabbit! As I'm about to complete my husband's ribbed sweater
I have officially declared myself Able to Swatch for New Projects. Above: Phil Ruban and Estelle Young Touch Cotton. Love 'em both. They're very long swatches because I decided to just test out various needle sizes and types at the same time. I worked a purl row on the right side to indicate when I started a new section using a different-sized needle. [Hello! I'm too impatient to bind off and cast on for a new swatch.] Thus far, it looks like Addi circs win the gauge contest on the Phil Ruban, and bamboo circs win on the Estelle Young Touch Cotton. Yep, new projects on the horizon. The very thought makes me want to stand up on this chair and dance a happy little jig in front of the computer.
While I was busy swatching for new projects, some bucket hat knitalongers
went off and finished some more fabulous hats! Maggi models her proper topper
, Eileen knit a Bottom's Up bucket
in luscious brown and adorned it with a flower, Jessica models her sassy blue Bottom's Up hat
in Sugar 'n' Cream, and Amisha shows us her very cleverly-embellished Bottom's Up bucket
. Snazzy! It's all very inspiring. I'm feeling the itch to start my second bucket hat this weekend. How about you, fellow knitalongers? Anything at all you'd like to share? And don't miss latest bucket hat knit by Bonne Marie
(shown on her May 13th entry), along with some useful tips!
More knitalong news: We've got way over 100 people listed in the knitalong now. Wow! In order to keep it all organized I am only signing up people who comment at the entry linked HERE
, and no other entry (including this one or any subsequent bucket hat entries). No more email signups because, well, I was getting too many via email and it's easier for me to add people to the list who comment at this entry
as I have to republish it in order to get new comments show anyway. Further, I am closing comments on each bucket hat entry after it has been up for a week as I am publishing bucket hat entries weekly, so there is no late commenting on older bucket hat entries. Oh, and one other thing: Once you sign up, and if you have a blog, I will not link to your blog. I am linking to finished bucket hats only. As I am unable to visit everybody who is in the knitalong to search out finished bucket hats, please let me know when you've finished if you would like for me to link to it, and send me the direct link to the photo or entry where the photo is featured. If you don't have a blog and would like for me to link your photo, please send me only one and make sure it is no wider than 450 pixels in width. That way, I don't have to do any editing to it. Thanks, and keep those hats coming. They're looking very good!