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Monday, December 17, 2012

Jayne Hat

I just downloaded a pattern for the Jayne hat at the library. They print five pages for free and the pdf is 4 pages. I already have the yarn so I'm looking forward to starting later today. My boyfriend already said he'd be a lot  happier if he just had his Jayne hat to wear while making arrows.  Who knew he was such a Firefly fan.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tadpole Loom Knitting

I've been working on my Tadpole loom making a lilac scarf with darker stripes. I took a break to write holiday cards, but I need to get back out there and bring the loom in because the wind just picked up. Sometimes we get gusts up to 50 MPH. I think the loom may be slower than knitting with needles. At least I sure seem to be plodding along.

This is my second project on the loom. First I made a pair of baby booties for a friend that just had a little girl. My first pair made on regular needles was too small. Oops. Or if they don't fit this baby, my daughter is having another baby in February. I'm sure they'll fit someone.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Knitting in Anaheim

Last night I found myself unexpectedly at a knitting meeting and I had my knitting with me. Guess it's always good to have some project handy.  I had my jester hat project.  I finished the first horn.  It's not a traditional hat. It's more like a hat with dreads.  It's in my mind; I have to make it. I keep forgetting Ravelry exists but I met another knitter from Ravelry last night that makes patterns and she inspired me. I think she said her name is PJ.  Must go find her on Ravelry.  Yes, I'm on there but I forget to check it usually.  Here I am.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Brown Jester Hat

Yesterday at the archery range I started knitting a jester hat for my new jester costume.  The only  yarn I brought with me was dark brown, not the brightest color choice for a merry hat. But that's what happens when you go to bed at 3 AM and don't have your stuff ready when you leave the house the next day. Brown was the only thing I had handy that wasn't already tangled in another project.

So many people were schmoozing, that I only had time to knit one of the 'horns'.  I don't know what those points are called now that I think about it. I'm knitting it on double pointed needles.

One of the trees had a small belt of knitting attached to it in a red shade.  Urban knitting? I wanted to knit something to add to it, but I only had the one set of needles and they were already involved in the jester hat. Maybe if it's still there next month I'll add to it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Knitted Vest

After watching a funny knitting video last night, I was in the mood to knit this morning. It was high time I picked up the vest I'd set aside before I forgot how to do it. So I knitted for about an hour and a half and got the back section done. Now I have to do the last bit of the front panel and sew it all together at the shoulder seams.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

How Much Have You Knit This Year?

I just hopped over and got myself a knit tracker.  Hopefully it won't be more trouble to use than it's worth. It's in the side bar with the red border around it. They also have one for spinning, so I may get that one too, but I'm not entirely sure I want to measure everything I spin. Wouldn't that be more trouble than it's worth?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Knitting a Multicolored Vest2

I worked on my knitted vest last night. I'm finally on the first shoulder strap. I can't wait to get enough along to try it on. I sure hope I made it big enough. If not, I'll sell it, but I'd rather wear it.

Monday, January 02, 2012

Knitting a Multicolored Vest

I've been busy knitting away on a heavy duty vest in many colors. It's so fun to knit in a riot of colors on big needles.  Truly loving it. I'm about to the point where I can add the arm holes. The back and sides are knit all as one unit.

And I already bought some white and off white yarn to make another one.  But I'm going to cut back to 3 yarns held together instead of 4, because I don't need 2 heavy vests.