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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 We Have a FO and a Half FO…

We have a finished scarf!  The scarf is about 66 inches long.  I wasn’t really sure how long it should be.  I didn’t want it to be too long & I didn’t want it to be too short.  So I kinda decided 66 inches would be a good length.

Just to recap, this is the Dapperly Dashing Scarf & Hat pattern  by Stormy Tetreault.  I loved the pattern it was simple & fun & the pattern looks great!  It’s not a simple rib or exciting cables, but the pattern keeps the hat & the scarf interesting.

I do have to say when I started knitting the scarf I was stumped by the “wool forward” stitch.  I searched You Tube & found a couple of instruction videos, I watched them, watched them again….and I said to myself, hmmmmm  that looks a lot like a yarn over.  But I still wasn’t sure that I was understanding the stitch correctly.  So I googled again & read a few posts about the difference between wool forward & yarn over, which to me seemed very similar.  I decided that I would just go ahead start the pattern & see what happens.  So, when I got to the last 3 stitches I moved the yarn to the front & slipped the last 3 stitches.  It made a very nice edge.  I really liked the way it came out.

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Not a Whole Lot Going On

This week’s post will be pretty small.  I don’t have anything new going on from last week.   Still working on the same WIPs so I will just give a quick update.  I’ve been focusing on my scarf & my socks mostly this week.  I started the dishcloth, did about 5 rows & ended up ripping it out because I missed something along the way and just haven’t picked it back up again.

Since I only have about 1 1/2 – 2 hours of knitting time each night when I get home from work, I’ve been splitting that between the scarf & the hat.  LOL, One hour for you & one hour for you.  LOL  🙂

I’m really enjoying the Dapperly Dashing Scarf.  It is a quick 4 row repeat & I just love the way it comes out.  I have about 34 inches done so far.  This may be my go-to pattern when I want something quick and pretty.  🙂

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A Little of This and a Little of That

These past few days have been a bit crazy!  My sister had surgery and I was helping her & watching my 4 year old nephew.  I completely forgot how much energy a 4 year old has!  LOL  Wow!  From the time he woke up to the time he fell asleep he was non-stop!  And talking my ear off!  But I loved every minute of it!

Knitting was done in bits & pieces, which translates into not a whole lot done!  But I was able to finish my 5th dishcloth.  I really liked the pattern, Smocked Dishcloth.  I used size 6 needles & the yarn was Sugar N’ Cream.  It was a fun & quick project.

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