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More Knitting

26 Dec

I finally got brave enough to try another new project (I believe Project #4).

It’s a hat that is done in the round.

It has a couple of different patterns–one for the band and one for the rest of the hat.

I think it turned out pretty good, but it is a bit smaller than I expected.  Still, I’m happy for a first effort.

Then I decided to try another project in the round ( Project #5).

This one is  a headband.  It turned out pretty good excpet for the binding off.  It wasn’t stretchy. At all.

I went back to my old friend, YouTube, and I think I’ve gotten it figured out now.


A Third Knitting Project

19 Dec

After finishing the baby blanket, I wanted to try a dish cloth, but I didn’t have the right kind of yarn.  I’m not very patient, so I decided to try the pattern with the left overs from my scarf.

It kind of looked like a Barbie bikini to start with.

I kept with it, and it turned out pretty good.  I’m thinking this one would be better as a hot pad, but I can live with that.

Of course, I still have way too much help.


Since I liked the pattern, I got some 100% cotton yarn and tried it again.

I really like it now!

It has an eyelet design at the edge.

I want to keep making these and be able to add them to the soap room for sale.

I always wanted to have a store with a lot of variety, something a person could visit over and over and always find something new.  I think this will be a good addition.  I’m working on getting enough made to put them out there.

I also plan to do a lot of work in the soap room over my winter break because I really need to get it back to a point I can be open on the weekends again.  It’s been a rough year to keep up out there, and the lack of farmer’s market did not help.

I miss that.  I need to find a new farmer’s market for next summer.

First, I need to worry about cleaning and doing a floor job, and I might need to make some more soaps over break too.

A New Hobby

25 Nov

Since the days are short and I have lots of time inside in the evenings, I have a new hobby.  The knitting with pencils was just a desperate way to test my first ever yarn, but I kind of enjoyed it.  I got needles, and now I am practicing.

I think I’ve done well in the short time I’ve been practicing.  I still need more practice, but I’m getting there.  I can do the garter stitch.

The purl stitch.

The double garter stitch.

The rice stitch.

I need a different yarn though. I’m kind of getting tired of yellow.  I also need less help.  Rocky is ever so helpful.


I might even try to make something instead of just playing.