A Year of Projects, Knitting Adventures, WIPS

YOP6 Week 35

YAY we have our new computer. Jon couldn’t be happier. Seriously. πŸ™‚

For Becki, and Stefanie who asked about the Wildlife Nests. The nests I am making are for local wildlife rescues in need. These are the standard cage nests for small animals. Volunteers make just about any size needed for the rescue they want to help. But you have to register and make the patterns that are on the Wildlife Rescue Nests website.

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I have to re make a few. I made them an inch too big.

Now for other projects. I have been knitting up a storm. I have finished one project and have two on my needles.

You know you are a knitter when you look at a crochet pattern and say ” That would look better knitted” . And that is what i did for my Irish Flag cowl. The pattern I found was a moss stitch and called for balky yarn. One, not having Β balky yarn in orange or green and two , not wanting a thick crocheted cowl, I chose to knit. πŸ™‚

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I also started a Patriots hat for my older brother for his birthday in May. It may be too warm for him to wear it but I know he will like it. I am also making a pair of fingerless gloves. I love the look of these and they are so easy to make .

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I was back to my Temperature Blanket I started last year on Saturday. The weather was so nice. I sewed August, September and October to the rest of the blanket. Now to make November and December squares and sew them on . Oh and my cat Stormy helped, well she tried πŸ™‚

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In other crochet news, I made this dream catcher . Its by Drops Designs. I love it and plan to make a few more in other colors. I need to find a cool looking stick to hang it with instead of using a stuffing dowel.

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Knitting Adventures, WIPS

WIP Wednesday 2/15/17

I love these days. I wish I had more to share but I’ve been a bit busy making Pink P**sy hats. I can honestly say I hate the color pink. I really do πŸ™‚ Staring at the color for weeks made my head hurt.

Todays WIP is a knitted hat that I just love. You can find the pattern HEREΒ . Its called Sunset hat. When I saw this pattern on ravelry I knew I had to make it. I love color work. It gives the hat personality.

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I am about to add my 3rd color. Papaya ( Red Heart with Love). My other colors are Delft Blue (Red Heart Super Saver) and Putty ( Red Heart Accent). My 4th color is still undecided. It might be coral or carrot. The colors are basically the same but with a slight difference .

I’ve noticed something about knitting… it doesn’t use up as much yarn as crocheting. Β Which is a good thing but also bad since I am trying to cut my yarn stash in half this year πŸ™‚

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A Year of Projects, Knitting Adventures

YOP6 week 30

What do I have for week 30….umm nothing really. I am playing around with my needles and some color work. I just free handed this with out a pattern. I dont like the yellow because its too thin and doesn’t pop out as you can see in the blue yarn.

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I am on to my next knitted hat. Its called Sunset hat by Emily DormierΒ . I even made new stitch markers . This pattern repeats every 4 stitches so the stitch markers will come in handy.

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And yes another Messy bun hat.. this one is made with metallic yarn Β though. Β πŸ™‚

 

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Lastly, I found another C2C Crochet along. This one is for the Gilmore Girls . This block is Luke’s diner. Its 50 x 50. The biggest c2c square I’ve made. Β I need more RHSS in jade for the decrease. I will have a separate category for this CAL for the other blocks.:)

 

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Crochet stuff, Knitting Adventures

Finished Friday

I have 4 , yes FOUR hats to show off today. Lets dive right in πŸ™‚

I started this knitted hat last week and I finished it a few days ago. Knitting is so much fun. But the decreasing is stressful. My DPNs( double pointed needles to the non knitters) dont like me. my stitches fall off and I have to pick them up and a few I have to re-knit. I ‘ll get the hang of it someday. This one also has a crocheted brim. I started the decrease too early.

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This Pom Pom hat is entirely knit. I’ve had this yarn for a few years and it needed to become something. I love this hat!!!!

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If you dont live under a rock or have no life πŸ™‚ then you might of seen people post their version of the messy bun/ponytail beanie. I jumped on the band wagon last night after I saw my facebook newsfeed blow up with crocheters and their beanies.

The first, I used a pattern I had in my ravelry queue.( Urban Shells Beanie ) To make it into a pony tail beanie I just single crocheted 24 around an elastic and continued with the pattern as it was written out. I’m glad I chose this design. Β And yes I used the same yarn I used for the knitted hat above πŸ™‚ I have a few skeins of it.

This one I just winged. I wanted something that would let some air through. And we all know I like post stitches, so they’re included too πŸ™‚ I will post this pattern soon (for free) . I chose these colors because its almost Christmas. My fiance and I are going to the Festival of Lights in Mystic CT tonight and I want to wear this. Β All I do is wear ponytails so these hats are perfect for me.

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Crochet stuff, Knitting Adventures

Stash Acquisition Saturday on a Tuesday

Since I am unable to post on Saturdays because of my man’s day off ( and wordpress won’t let me add pictures to a post) I am posting a Stash post on a Tuesday. Β πŸ™‚

Sunday I went to Walmart. All I needed was yarn!!

I walked out with buyer’s remorse Β .

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The finger guides I will NEVER use. But at the time I thought they were cool. ( and thought they were under $3 not $5– getting returned) and Someday I will learn to look at the top number not the bottom when buying needles. I bought the wrong size AGAIN! ( getting returned ). BUT I will use the point protectors . I will use them when using my dpns (double pointed needles). I need another set though.

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Although I am not happy with a few items I picked up, I bought yarn πŸ™‚ Yarn makes me happy. And its yarn I needed.

ttyl,

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