Friday, March 07, 2008

The hat craze has continued. I was so thrilled to sell one of my hats to a chuch member, who had been admiring the ones I wear, that I went to town on some of my stash of 100% wool. She has asked for one in white so I have made two white hats, a cloche and one with a brim. I also crochet a beanie from some Thick & Quick yarn and made another large brimed blue hat.

The lovely Beaded Wrap, that I took a class on from ABC's of Creative Knitting, was completed this week also. It is spectacular and I may save it to enter in the County Fair.

I almost ran out of beads because TC (our cat) decided that the tiny bag of beads had something good in it. I found most of the beads but I think a few disappeared into the rug.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I am in a hat mood this week. Kathrine from church so admired my hat that I offered to make one for her. This one was made with double strand of Noro Kureyon and a Cascade Heather. It did not shrink enough to fit her needs.

The first one I made was a single strand of Cascade with contrast of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. It should be a perfect size.

I continue to work on socks, a pair of mismatched blcks socks (the two partial skeins looked the same before they were knit) and a pair of BBS for Socks For Soldiers. I also made a couple of Prayer Shawls from donated and left over project yarns.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Knitting for Socks For Soldiers has slowed only slightly. I sent off a package to Kim early in the month. I have several pairs ready to go in February as soon as I complete a pair of BBS (legs by Michelle K.)

Highlight of the month was a visit to our LYS (ABC's of Creative Pursuits) by Maria Hart, our moderator for Socks For Soldiers. Karen, the owner, and I got a chance to visit with Maria and talk socks, sock machines, yarn and the group. This has been a very inspiring group for me and for a lot of us. A small chance to contribute.