I'm about halfway through the ribbing at bottom of this cable beaded hat.
A dear friend led me to a much cleaner way to add beads with a tiny tiny crochet hook. Then, talking to Mom, it turns out she had a PILE of these tiny hooks with many duplicates so she gave me almost a dozen of them!
Then on Ravelry, I saw something about Hat Attack and the Binary Cable Hat. This caught my attention because DH is a programmer. Rav info is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/binary-cable-hat And there is a beaded option for 100 or so, up to nearly 1000 beads to attach to hat. I'm definitely not interested in putting 1000 beads in, but there's 80 in the hat I'm just finishing, so 100 wouldn't be bad at all.
In other news, we have survived the 3rd consecutive day of 100+ degree (F) weather. That's too damn much heat for our gentle, rusty constitutions here in the rain capital. Tomorrow is supposed to be more of the same then maybe down to 80ish on Monday.
In view of that, it's hard for me to believe I'm knitting at all, but I'm very close to finishing that hat. As far as Ravelympics, I signed up for WIP Wrestling and haven't touched either project. I refuse to have a prefelted bag of mammoth proportions resting in my lap in this weather.
Oh, and sort of related. DH and I went to Costco today to pick up the sewing machine on sale. He was as excited as I was, and couldn't wait to open it up, and play with all the pieces. It will be good for basic mending, hemming, doing linings for felted bags, etc. There are some decorative stitches as well, but this will be a basic household accessory and not the beginning of a new hobby, complete with requisite stash, etc. I can't manage the stuff I have. But I DO have a pair of jeans that need about 5 inches taken off the legs....