Small Projects

February 26, 2013

Bobbles. Snoflinga Hat
Black Slouchy Hat Untitled
1, 2, 3, 4

Matt and I have been watching an episode (or three) of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine almost every night this winter via Netflix, and we're finally almost through the entire series. When we started watching it, I didn't think it was nearly as good as The Next Generation or Voyager, but the show really picked up for me around season three or four, and I've been glued ever since.

Funny thing is, the more I like a show, the more I gravitate toward simpler projects that call for flat garter stitch, or stockinette in the round. I don't think this is a coincidence, either. I want to be able to work on something - anything! - but I also don't want to pay that much attention to what my hands are doing. That's why I often choose to knit the same project twice in a row. After I've finished something once, it's a lot easier the second time around, and requires hardly any effort at all.

Anyway, over the past two weeks, I've finished four hats (two of which were gift knits), and almost two pairs of wrist warmers. My current knitting project should be finished around the same time we're watching the series finale, either tonight or tomorrow, and then I think it's time for a long break from the tv. While I enjoy our nightly shows during the winter, the weather is starting to warm up around here, so I'm craving a change in routine.


  1. Is that the Wiksten pattern? Love all of the hats!
    Here's to coming spring :)

  2. Love that top, left hat. I barely have anything cast on right now--need to remedy that soon!

  3. @kristina Yeah, it's the Snoflinga hat by Wiksten. Really easy, fun knitting pattern imo.

  4. They are beautiful. Sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. Husband and I have been watching Green Wing, and all my knitting has been basic knit and purl. More down to my skill level than choice though!

    1. I'm a sucker for simple mindless knitting. :)