Fast Yoda Hat

Well, I was reminded that I have an Etsy shop this week. I’ve kind of ignored it since I went back to work, and let it slide. I’ve had a couple of small orders for stitch markers (like these) but haven’t done much else. Then I got an order for a Yoda hat. An adult Yoda hat. I’d created the listing as “Made to Order” when I was staying home and had plenty of knitting time to whip one up when I got an order. But that’s not really the case anymore! I’d sorted through my inventory recently enough that I knew I didn’t have one on hand, so I got to knitting.

I knit in the car while in standstill traffic.

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I knit at a meeting at work, I knit at lunch breaks, I knit in the evenings, I knit at the football game.

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After two full days of knitting, the hat was done and ready to ship.

img_2108Not too bad for someone working full-time, right? Of course the listing said it would ship in 1-2 business days and it actually shipped on the 3rd, but I’m still calling it a win. And yep, I went into Etsy immediately and made sure there weren’t any other items listed that weren’t ready to ship!

Another FO: my mom’s blanket! Ages ago she asked for a larger, warmer blanket, and picked out the yarn, and I started crocheting. It got set aside during the heat of summer, and then I picked it back up a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday I got to deliver it!

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It’s very thick and dense and warm and cozy and she seemed to be delighted with it. I’m delighted she’s happy, and that it’s done! It always feels good to finish a long-term WIP. My oldest is from February 2015, a long purple gradient seed stitch cowl. Pretty, but also pretty boring! What’s your oldest WIP, and what’s keeping you from finishing it?

12 thoughts on “Fast Yoda Hat

  1. I have lots of UFOs, but my oldest is from March 2013. I never made the second Seeded Mitt with the self-striping purple yarn you gave me. I really should make that!

  2. My oldest WIP was two years ago. Just finished las month. Can see on Ravelry, I’m called frazzldknitter (no e).
    Beautiful projects. The hat is adoreable!

  3. Oh wow. That blanket is lovely – it’s so lovely being able to hand over a project to someone who really loves it!
    My longest held wip is a Dino scoodie, which has been on the hooks for over a year. I never got around to finishing it because I havent really spoken to the person I started making it for in a while so I keep forgetting about it!

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