I just realized it's been a week since I have posted anything here and I thought I had better catch up on what's been going on.
The hat that I have been knitting on double-pointed needles got only about 4 or 5 extra rows added to it. I'm tempted to put it on 2 circular needles so that the work can go more quickly. The Potatwatomi Poncho is coming along slowly but surely. With all the mistakes and backing up that I've been having to do fairly regularly, I'm tempted to take it off the needles and unravel it. So there's not really much progress on those.
Last weekend, I watched a video tutorial about crocheting a hat using the camel stitch. It's one of the easiest patterns I've ever followed and I've had a mini-obsession with it. I have made 5 adult-sized and 1 baby-sized hats from the pattern. The photo accompanying this post shows the hats. I was about halfway through one of the hats and it has since been completed.
You know the sound frogs make, right? "Ribbit. Ribbit." Whenever we knitters or crocheters unravel the work back to a mistake or the whole project, we rip it back. "Rip it" sounds similar to "ribbit", so we call it Frogging. Anyway, after I straightened up the shelf of yarn and books and magazines, I did some frogging of a couple of pair of socks. To me, the socks were pretty much for practice and not for wearing. I have another sock that I will be frogging so that I can re-use that yarn to make a sock that is a little bit bigger since this one didn't fit my foot very well.
(Note: You can read my previous post about me straightening up my yarn.)
As I previously mentioned, I'm tempted to frog the poncho. I'm seriously considering it. I know I've put a lot of work into it but I'm not totally happy with the way it is turning out. It has mistakes that are obvious to me and it is also stretching. I think the yarn that I chose for the poncho is really not suitable for it. I could use the yarn for something else and get a different yarn for the poncho.