Mostly I’ve been working to get a batch of tiny hats for Calvin’s Hats completed. I’ve had the majority of these done (except for embellishments) for a very long time, but I keep working on other projects. Time to wrap it up!
I did a bit of an experiment to make a bunch of hats using the same yarn and needles, but casting on different numbers of stitches. More about that on the Ravelry page. Here they are before embellishing:
The following were all made with crochet thread and either size 0 knitting needles or a size 7 crochet hook. The flowers (except the daisy) were made by me too.
This is the first time I am not just sending hats made by me. Ribby and Flopsy each made some and spent yesterday evening embellishing them in the living room.
|(That fork is used to make tiny bows…)|
|Knitted by Ribby|
|Crocheted by Flopsy|
I’ve spent the last several days working on the books I mentioned last week: the vintage science fiction.
One is Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy. (Technically there are many more books in the series, but these were the original three.) I had no idea that the Hitchhiker’s Guide books by Douglas Adams were a parody of these. (It’s obvious they’re parodies, but I didn’t know specifically of what.) Anyway, very, very enjoyable.
I’ve also delved into Arthur C. Clarke’s books for the first time. And no, I haven’t read 2001, A Space Odyssey. The library didn’t have it. I did check out The Songs of Distant Earth which was great. I definitely want to get more of his books.
One think I’m kicking myself for is only getting ONE of Robert Heinlein’s books! Double Star was fantastic. I laughed out loud several times and was thoroughly entertained.