Knitting is supposed to be relaxing, right?

PHEW! I feel like I have undertaken a lot of things lately, and more and more are coming my way. First up, let’s look at a finished pic of the Little Fox hoodie:little fox

I gave it to the recipient, but didn’t get to take a picture of him wearing it. His parents loved it. He’s 2, and promptly set it aside, just as I expected. I made so many mods to this pattern, it’s practically not the same pattern. I did it in the round on the body to the armholes, worked the sleeves from the top down in the round using short rows, modified the size of the pocket slightly, and made the ears 2 rows shorter to look more like a fox. I did not stripe it. Pre-ears, this thing was just a hoodie. With ears, the cuteness of it is multiplied by at least 1,000.little fox-2

When I gave it to Moses his mom said, “How appropriate. A fox just killed one of our chickens.” Yikes. No one was actually offended and we laughed it off. I think it might become one of his Halloween costumes, which is pretty cool. A toddler chicken killer.

I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in Persimmon heather and Oyster Heather. This was the first time I’ve tried the yarn. I’m not a huge fan after using it. I kept avoiding the project because it wasn’t as soft as I expected. I think for worsted weight kiddo knits, I’m probably going to stick with Cascade 220 superwash from now on. It feels much softer.

Ok, now that that’s out of the way. Remember how I’m casting on ALL OF THE THINGS? Well, those things are the for me or Zooey and they are for-fun things that are public. One thing that I haven’t blogged about yet is her Halloween costume. I’m making a lion hoodie, improvising as I go. It has a definite deadline of at least the 26th to attend a birthday costume party.

There are a few secret projects that I can’t really talk about (which always kills me), plus Socktober starts TODAY. I had planned on getting my Girl with the Purled Toes pattern out and ready for October. It’s written, but I haven’t finished the knitting, so I don’t have photos for the pattern! EEEEK! It might be a couple of days later into the month, but I’ll put it on sale to make up for my Socktober tardiness. October sneaks up on me every year! What am I going to knit for Socktober?! I’ll have to think about it.

Dapper Man is off to testers and the tech editor, so that should be released mid-month! It’s a big relief to have finished that sent that off to those folks. It was weighing heavily on my mind as a big, fat WIP.

I need to just take a few breaths, and maybe knit a few stitches. It’s going to be ok. Now, don’t anybody mention holiday knitting and I’ll be fine.

29 thoughts on “Knitting is supposed to be relaxing, right?

  1. What does the fox say? (Sorry – had to do it, and am assuming many have now seen the “What does the fox say” music video online?) (and if you go looking for it, be prepared to get the song stuck in your head!)

    Love the little fox hoodie!

    • No idea. I just informally do Socktober on my own, but I linked to that original post as a way of explaining what it is. I think it’s technically “Socktoberfest” also, but I like saying Socktober. Seems like a good reason to do a pair of socks in a month.

  2. You picked the best colors for that adorable fox sweater! I forgot all about socktober and just may need to participate this year.

  3. Oh my, this is so cute. If you can swing it, I think you should try and get a picture of Zooey the Lion and Moses the Fox together. But then, I might pass out from the cute.

    I hear you on the million things, but I’m trying to break my plans down by month, so I don’t get too overwhelmed thinking about everything I have to do between now and the season that shall not yet be named. It’s not totally working, but I’m still trying.

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  5. How precious!! I’ve been wanting to make an EWOK hat for a tiny human I know, and I think this pattern would be perfect for that as well with a change in the yarn color!

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