FO: Classic Beanie

This has been kind of a strange week. It’s been a good week at work – I’ve been productive, felt confident that what I’m doing is good, made good connections. But at home, Duncan has been limping for about a week now. He went to the vet on Tuesday, and the vet said the motion of his knee (both knees have been surgically repaired) looked good and his bloodwork came back perfect. She said to give him an anti-inflammatory twice a day for two weeks, cut back on food to get his weight down, and keep walks slow and calm. I gave him two walks after that, and both times it clearly aggravated his knee to where he could barely put any weight on it at all. Duncan’s not a complainer so he wasn’t whining, but it was obvious he was uncomfortable. I talked to the vet again yesterday, and she said there was a chance he’s tweaked something so we’ll skip walks for two weeks and give him a chance to rest and heal. I’m really hoping that helps.

I also finished another donation hat this week, the Classic Beanie by Woolly Wormhead. It’s a simple, free pattern and just what I was looking for, but when it was done, I was a little worried – it looked like I’d knit a hat for a conehead! Thank goodness for blocking.

And I found my way back to sock knitting this week too, after a long hiatus where socks just weren’t doing it for me. I was working on my turquoise shorties with my fancy Signature DPNs, and it was fine, but then a couple of days ago I pulled out a purple sock, a second sock on my Knitters Pride SmartStix, and it just felt so comforting! I think partly it’s color (PURPLE) and partly it’s how the yarn feels in my hand (wool/nylon vs cotton/nylon/acrylic). I can’t tell if the needles make a difference. I do feel like I grip the Signatures more tightly, but I need to test them on a wool sock yarn to make an accurate comparison.

I hope to finish the purple sock this weekend – along with some house cleaning. I’m looking forward to a house guest arriving next Friday and I want to make sure she doesn’t know how we actually live, haha! Having company is always a good incentive to clean house, isn’t it?

Happy Saturday, friends.

10 thoughts on “FO: Classic Beanie

  1. I also have guests coming next week and under no circumstances should they know how we actually live, you’re so right ๐Ÿ˜ Good job on the hat!

  2. I grew up in a home where we “cleaned for company” and I’ve maintained the same approach. Thankfully we usually have friends for dinner about once a week so the main area gets cleaned weekly. Hope your puppy feels better soon. What a pretty hat pattern.

    • With three dogs, I do have to stay on top of it somewhat for my own sanity, but I definitely try harder for company! When the kids were young and we hosted birthday parties, I at least knew we’d get a thorough clean at least twice a year, haha!

  3. Ditto on both the company and the cleaning! Even though I doubt the friends coming over this weekend will care if the house is slightly messy, *I* care, so I will be doing extra cleaning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I hope Duncan feels better soon! And thank goodness for blocking indeed. It’s hard to believe that’s the same hat.

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