A Year of Projects

YOP6 week 41

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Happy Birthday to me! 29 feels great ..( with 8 years experience) lol. Β If it wasn’t for my “wisdom highlights” I could totally pass for early 30s Β πŸ™‚

Ok now to the reason you are here.. Stuff made with yarn πŸ™‚

I amaze myself sometimes. This Magickarp hat is actually pretty cute. I am not a pokemon person but Jon is and he loves it. too bad its already spoken for. ( and he doesn’t wear hats so he cant keep it)

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I also finished the lemon drop hat. I LOVE KNITTING!!!!!

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And I finished the dragonflies blanket. I added Guava then cranberry and used the crab stitch with light raspberry as the boarder.

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Now I will have time to knit some scarves for the Maine and New Hampshire’s Special Olympics πŸ™‚

Speaking of knitting …..

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YOP6 Week 40

Theres been a few projects that have been on my hooks and needles this past week. No FOs though. April is my birth month (the 9th is my birthday) so most of the projects I make this month will be for me πŸ™‚ I noticed the dragonfly pattern trend on ravelry . So I decided to make the Radiating Dragonfly throw by Pattern Paradise . I want to add one more section but I am unsure of what color. So far I have light raspberry, paradise, amethyst, delft blue and bright orchid. I need 241 yards to for section F . that’s less than a skein of yarn of red heart super saver. I was thinking about using cranberry which is a red heart accent and I would have to use a little more than a skein of it since it is a smaller skein. I suck with color.

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But before I make a decision I have to finish a Magickarp hat for a friend. Her daughter is a pokemon go player and collects these hats . I am almost done I just need to do some sewing.

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My 3rd project of the week… I just wanted to do something with this yarn.

Yarn: Red Heart with Love , Lemon Drop. Project: A hat.

 

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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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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 Β posted a year of projects post in a while. I’ve Β 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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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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