Happy Recipients….Happy New Year!!!

For Christmas I gave as gifts a few of my knitted items.  I have gotten a few pictures back from the people I gave them to & I wanted to share them with you.  It really makes me so happy to see them wearing the items I’ve made!  They have no idea how happy!  LOL

Here is my beautiful cousin wearing her headband.  She sent me the picture & said she absolutely loves it!!!  She lives in Chicago.

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And here is her daughter on Christmas day wearing the hat I made her.  Isn’t she adorable!!

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I also gave my cousin the first pair of comfy socks that I made.  She said she loves them & they are sooo warm!  They were knitted with Alpaca yarn.  (note the temp on the TV screen  LOL)

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And here is my daughter who lives in Pittsburgh wearing the hat & scarf set that I made for her.

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Isn’t that awesome!!!  Don’t you just love seeing your loved ones wearing knitted items you’ve made!!!

On another note, this week is my last week before I go back to work!  Yes I’ve been cleared to go back!!  So I was very busy doing a few house cleaning things that I have been wanting to do for a very long time.  I wanted to organize all my patterns that I have printed.  (some that I’ve already made & some that I plan to make in the future)

IMG_4490I now have them all organized into 4 binders: Hats & Scarves, Socks, Shawls & Sweaters, and Misc which includes everything from dog sweaters, toys, purses & wristlets.  LOL

I also decided to tackle all of the needles that I have & the ones I inherited from my mom.  I’ve been wanting to combine all of them, so I took one afternoon and did just that!  Here are some before & after pics:

These are double points & circular needles.

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Yes those are Bass Pro Shop bags.  LOL  My mom and I discovered  that they had the best bags to hold circular needles.  LOL  My husband laughter when we came home with them, apparently they supposed to be used for fishing stuff…. hooks & that kind of thing, but they are perfect for what we wanted!  LOL

As I was organizing I found these double point needles that my mom had.  I have no idea how old they are but yes, that does say .99!!  LOL  And I’ve never heard of the brand Marcia Lynn, have you?  And they are so long!  10″!!  I love finding these “vintage” things that my mom had!

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I also found this:

IMG_4468What is it??  It’s as long as a straight knitting needle but it has a crochet hook at the end.  I wonder what it was used for….

And this week I also finished the Rib-a Roni hat I was working on.  Not sure how I feel about the hat.  It’s just meh…..  I didn’t have “fun” knitting it…. and I’m not sure I like the way it came out.  When you are not wearing it, it just looks like a stockinette stitch hat.  But then when you put it on you can see the ribbing.  But I’m just not feeling this hat so not sure what I will do with it.  For now it will live in my FO bin.

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I also finished Katie’s hat.  She had requested the Dapperly Dashing hat, which BTW has become a very popular hat!!!  I have 2 more of these to make!!  IMG_4471But to be honest, I’m kind of tired of knitting hats!!  I want to finish the sock I started before the holidays & I also want to start a sweater!!!

I’ve made a few knitting resolutions!!  I want to knit a sweater this year (and it will probably take me the whole year to do!!)  And I want to learn how to crochet!!!  So once I finish these 2 hats I will start working on my sweater!!!

I know this has been a long & photo intense blog!!!  Hopefully next week I will get back into my routine!!

Happy New Year all!!!!  2014 is going to be a great year!!!

10 responses »

    • Thank you for the compliment!! I’m still learning myself! I’m so glad you like knitting! It’s very addicting! And once you get the hang of it the projects are limitless!! Thank you for stopping by my blog! 🙂

  1. Super cute projects. That really long hook is Tunisian hook. It is used for a technique that is a cross between knitting and crochet.

    • Thank you so much! I’ve never heard of that method before! Maybe it will be a good way of learning how to crochet… But I don’t think I’ve ever seen patterns for it. I will have to do some research on it!

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