A Year of Projects, Knitting Adventures, WIPS

YOP6 Week 35

YAY we have our new computer. Jon couldn’t be happier. Seriously. 🙂

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  balky yarn in orange or green and two , not wanting a thick crocheted cowl, I chose to knit. 🙂

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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 🙂

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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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A Year of Projects

YOP6 Week 34

Day 5 with no computer. On Wednesday our computer wouldn’t turn on. Nothing my fiance did worked. So we ordered one from ibuypower. Now we have to wait a week or two for it to be made and shipped. So my tablet and Jon ‘s Playstation will get an extra workout. Poor things. Lol.

I havent  posted a year of projects post in a while. I’ve  been busy making those pink kitty hats.

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I think 45 is enough. In between making these hats I knitted a few rows of the sunset hat I stared last month. It’s not perfect. The yarn I used was a bit annoying . But I do love how it turned out.

With this free after making all those orders I want to knit more, make some wildlife rescue nests and organize my little craft area.

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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 🙂 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 HERE . 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.  Which is a good thing but also bad since I am trying to cut my yarn stash in half this year 🙂

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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 Dormier . 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  though.  🙂

 

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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.  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 🙂

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 🙂 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.  And yes I used the same yarn I used for the knitted hat above 🙂 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 🙂 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.  All I do is wear ponytails so these hats are perfect for me.

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