Sunday, November 25, 2007

Knitting Away


Hat 1
Originally uploaded by jennymcb
I was on a roll blogging but got caught up in a knitting project. This hat was a bear to start. The gray is the inside of a nordic ski hat and I had to start out with 8 stitches on double pointed needles. I had no idea of how the outside connected with the inside, but as you can see, I figured it out.

This is for my youngest who will be doing Nordic Skiing this winter, please pray to the snow Gods for a snow cover before January. I saw this pattern at the Elegant Ewe, a very nice yarn shop down town that has a beautiful selection of yarns. What I loved were all the completed items. Yesterday I was back there dragging my oldest in as I just had to look at the hat again to understand the pattern. It's the whole visual learning thing.....

Compared to years past, I am actually ahead of myself for gifts! Great college football games, a few craft projects, a fire in the wood stove and I am all set for busy hands. Now if I can just keep kittens from pouncing and chewing on yarn, than I can get even more done.

7 comments:

  1. I have a baby blanket sitting next to me to finish for my nieces baby boy due in April. I'm almost finished.

    Love the hat, one day I may try to learn something other than square pattern. lol

    We also have fire in the stove but sun is out and heating the place up so have a window open. Ya know the problem with wood stoves you can't just shut them off.

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  2. I am always awestruck by anyone who can turn a peice of yarn into something useful!

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  3. I'm with the Twisted one above! That looks like quite the project.

    It sounds like you're having a very cozy weekend. Good luck with the kittens.

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  4. Oh, come now! You know you're not going to stop those two adorable kittens from "helping" you.

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  5. Glad to see you posting again. I love the hat project! I have stopped making things for the Vets sale now for awhile. Made 5 and have an afghan and two cape shawls in process but they will have to wait until after Christmas. I have had my tree up and decorated for three months now -- I leave it up all year and it was the first thing organized after my move. My family are all getting movie passes and book certificates so that won't take long. I hope you will blog more often.

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  6. We have the Naked Sheep Knit Shop in my neighborhood -- you'd love it.

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  7. You are a great knitter! I love that hat and I'm sure your son will love wearing it.

    I keep picking up projects like crazy. I'm now knitting my mom a pair of pocketbook slippers in red to go with her knitted scarf...lol. I am over half way done my son's ripple afghan and I'm knitting dishcloths for gifts.

    It's a good thing I enjoy this stuff or I'd be going crazy.

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