Monthly Archives: December 2013

Almost Back to Normal….

What a crazy couple of weeks!  Between the wedding & Christmas, not much knitting has been happening.  Though, I was able to make a couple of these cute little guys!!

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The pattern is called Owl Puffs by Jenna Krupar.  They were fun & very quick to knit up!  The only thing I did differently from the pattern was my row 1 was just a plain knit row.   It just made it easier to join in the round by doing one knit row.  I love these guys!  LOL  I plan on making a few more!! Continue reading

A couple more gifts are done….

The wedding is in 9 days!!!  I have family coming from Chicago & decided I would make them something to take back with them.  So I made my cousin a headband & her baby daughter a hat.

IMG_4193First the hat,  the pattern I used is Cabled Toddler Hat by Lisa Giaco.  I used Caron Simply Soft in Plum Wine.  I love this pattern!  It was quick & easy!  And I love the curly-Qs on top!  The cable stitch was easy.  I’m not a huge fan of cables.  Not sure what it is about them, but I just don’t love knitting cables.  Though I love love love the way cables look when they are done.

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I hope it fits her!  The pattern said to do 5 inches but once I was done I was thinking maybe I should have done another round of the cable repeat.  She’s 1 1/2 years old & she is the flower girl at the wedding!  I can’t wait to see her!  Hopefully I will have pictures of her wearing the hat for an upcoming post.

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A Little Bump In the Road…

Last week was a bit of a blur for me.  I had surgery last Monday and was in the hospital for a couple of days.  Thankfully, I was home for Thanksgiving and my wonderful family brought everything over so we could spend the day together!  I’m finally starting to feel a little better so I’ve picked up my knitting and am trying to catch up.

Yesterday I finished my Turtle Socks!!  Yay!!!  As I mentioned in my last post the pattern was very vague so I took notes & now that I have the pattern in a format that I can follow I love it!  Yay!  The actual pattern is called Knitted ankle socks with lace by Drops design.  And my notes are here.  This sock was actually a lot of fun to knit once I got the pattern straight.  It’s a simple 8 row repeat and since it is an ankle sock it knits up super quick!

There were a few things with the pattern that I had never done before.  The way they turned the heel was a bit strange.  Usually when I make socks I decrease a lot more than what this pattern called for.  But the end result worked out just fine!  Also, I never really understood the toe decrease section of the pattern so I did it the way I know how.  Normally I use the Kitchener stitch to bind off but this pattern had me pull the yarn through the stitches.  I was a little leery of doing it like this but I did and the end result was just fine.  I think a little more pointy than usual but when I tried on the sock you couldn’t tell.  And without further ado here is the sock!

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