You guys, I am really bad at blogging. Apparently we’re making this a once a week thing because I can’t be arsed to type anything up more often than that. In my defense, I’ve been kind of busy. I work four whole hours a day! And I have to watch Star Trek and make things I don’t blog about, apparently.

Anyway, I made a hat.

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Pattern: Woven
Yarn: Louisa Harding Ianthe, a 50/50 merino/cotton blend. About a ball and a half.
Needles: Like fives or something? I dunno.
Mods: None, knit as written

This hat is for the gift box I totally have. (I do not have a gift box. Per se. It’s more of an idea at this point). I have too many bloody hats but no desire to stop making hats and anyway, it looks weird on my head.

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I don’t really rock a beanie very well. Of course, when it’s cold, I don’t much care what I look like, but it’s 90 degrees outside, so… I still don’t care, but I have opinions on the hat at least. So it isn’t for me. I have no idea who it is for since I don’t know a tremendous amount of people and I’m not really the gift-giving type.

The buttons I put on the hat are pretty cool. Here’s a close up:

They are (I believe) Norwegian military buttons. I got them from a yard sale in a big collection of buttons. I have a bunch of various military buttons, but a lot of them are gold colored and I don’t particularly care for them. The insignia are pretty cool though.

In life news: The new job is going really well. Things are pretty slow because of the summer (which is AWESOME) and I wish I was working full time, but I’ll take what I can get. I’d really love to be able to move somewhere that isn’t a basement (or at least an actual basement apartment), but I’m not sure when I’ll be able to afford to do that.

In media consumption news, I’m reading Choices of One with Joe. I’m also reading Scoundrels, another Star Wars novel by Zahn, which takes place shortly after A New Hope and right before Allegiance. I finished watching Deep Space Nine (OMG IT IS THE BEST EVER) and have started Voyager. Y’all, you really have to want to watch Voyager. After the premiere, the first couple of episodes are TERRIBLE. It gets much better (I’m a little more than halfway through season two), but even I have to skip a few of the first ones in the first season. And I have a ridiculously high tolerance for crappy television. After Voyager, I’m going to go back and watch all the Next Gen movies, probably starting with Generations. Maybe I’ll watch the original series. I honestly don’t know what I’m going to do with myself when I’ve watched everything in the Star Trek franchise. Start over with Next Gen again, I guess. Anyway, make things and watch Star Trek. It’s what I do.

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