Friday, October 31, 2008

More Candy Corn?

I finally got around to knitting up a Candy Corn hat for DD#2. She's been bugging, oops, I mean asking me for years to make one.

Pattern: Candy Corn Hat by Sarah Nopper
Red Heart Yarn and #8 needles

I have lots more treats (FO's) but I need to take pics.
More hats have been made.
Mittens too.
Babette is finished.
Garter stitch blankie, finished.
More squares done.

Shopping my stash for yarn and projects to finish. Fun and cheap!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hold On To Your Hats!

It's very windy here in Fontana, and fall has arrived in the Inland Empire.
We're having gusts of about 49 mph and that makes it pretty darn hard to go outside and pull weeds. I hope they die down soon because we are in need of a few groceries.
Meanwhile I've been busily knitting up more Hatz!

Hatz 26 - 30

Four of them are just a basic beanie - no pattern. I used up lots of little oddballs of chunky type yarn, like Lion Brand Jiffy.

# 26 is two strands of knitting worsted started from the top down with a 2.5" garter stitch brim. Nice and warm around the ears.

#28 is the RAD Hat knit with bulky yarn, and several oddballs of Lion Brand Jiffy.

Still working on the Juliet Cardi, Sally Melville Vest, Squarz and blankets.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


It's fun to go digging in one's hidden Wips. Look what I discovered!

It is a vest from Sally Melville's Styles book; The Whistler Vest.
This one was hanging out deep in my closet with some other forgotten projects.
We were discussing what to make for the elders of the Rez and vests were mentioned. I think this one will be going up to South Dakota this winter.

These are the two fronts and they are already up to the armholes, so I really do not have much more to knit. It's a simple linen stitch knit on #5 needles.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Thrift Shop Score and More

Yesterday I went to several thrift shops and found a very nice small afghan, 37" x 52". I washed it and it's ready to go for the Blanket Blitz.
Found a few bags of odds and ends that will be great for my crochet squares. I've separated them into cool and warm colors.

Still knitting mittens - a pair here and there. Here's one from the Warm Woolies pattern knit with 2 strands of yarn. One Red Heart and the other mohair. This is about the 2nd or 3rd pair I've made with this combination of yarn. The mohair sure makes them soft and fluffy.

Saw this hat pattern in one of my Ravelry Groups - Hats Hats Hats

They're having a Hat KAL for October and this was one of the suggested patterns.

Crocheted Brimmed Hat

It's a quick project and was fun to do.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Mitten Challenge Totals & More

The totals for the Mittenz Challenge of 2008 are in!

1003 pairs of mittens/gloves/wristers were were mailed last week to the Rez!

Simply amazing, isn't it? What one group of people can do when called to the challenge!

Now back to our regular programming.... digging out the WIPs

Found two more hats in the WIP pile.

Hat #23
Pattern: Slip Stitch Quilted Baby Hat by Shelly Kang
It's a Ravelry Download too. $5

Since this was my first attempt at quilted stitches, I used stash yarn.
It was a bit hard for me to keep track of the pattern and I know I made at least one "design element". But I like the outcome so much that I'll probably make another and choose some prettier colors. This one reminds me a little pineapple!

Hat #24
Pattern: Gansey Hat by Gail
Yarn: Bernat Soft 'n Cozy
Needles: #7's

I was a test knitter and I thought this was a fun hat with all the patterns going on.
I plan on making more.