The 2 projects I hope to finish this week are Steph's Citron, and a hat for her husband. I'm still cranking away on the ruffle of the Citron. When I did the last increase row I found a new source of stitch markers, the leftover rubber bands from the boy's braces:
|You may recognize these "stitch markers" if you've ever had braces.|
They work great, and it doesn't really matter if you lose them.
All you need is popcorn, sugar, salt, and vegetable oil. When I googled it to double check the proportions I found this wonderful blog post with the recipe and instructions from Savory Sweet Life.
Next up is the hat for James. I have been thinking about using my skein of Tosh Vintage in Ink for a Jacques Cousteau Hat. When I mentioned that I was still undecided about the pattern, I got some great suggestions. Here is a list of the choices along with links:
1) My first thought was the Jacques Cousteau Hat, but now I'm not sure.
2) Aimee who knows a little something about knitting hats, suggested the Marsan Watch Cap.
3) Jeanne suggested the Botanic Hat (if I can find a good contrast color). Here is her version which came out great!
4) Betsy suggested A Hat Fit for a Boyfriend which looks like a good pattern too.
Thanks for all the great suggestions everyone! Now it is even harder to decide. Which one do you all think I should knit? I can knit a hat in two days, right?