knitting, Spinning

Three weeks of crafting – pt. 4

After I finished hats for both hubby and my dad in December, I had yarn left from my Gotland lamb handspun yarn. While cleaning for the New Year, I found some previous handspun from when I first got my Spin-E-Kube wheel. It was 144 yards of a worsted-ish weight yarn, (10 wpi falls between worsted… Continue reading Three weeks of crafting – pt. 4

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Dad’s Christmas hat

I finished knitting my dad's hat with my handspun. This yarn is an Aran weight spun from Gotland lamb roving. There was quite a bit of vegetable matter in the fiber still and I got most of it out while spinning but found some while knitting. I spun this on my Spin-E-Kube espinner. I have… Continue reading Dad’s Christmas hat

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Park knitting

I've always loved freaking out the muggles by knitting in public. I've even combed and carded wool at the park while the girls played. Today is no different, I'm knitting on a new project - a hat for my dad for Christmas. I'm using my handspun that came out to an Aran/light bulky weight and… Continue reading Park knitting

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Preemie hat patterns

This post appeared in an old site of mine focused on knitting hats for preemies. I'm putting it here so it's still available. The following links go-to patterns that have been designed for premature and newborn infants.   Ravelry patterns require free registration KNIT patterns Light fingering weight Circle of love beanie *Ravelry link*  (This pattern makes… Continue reading Preemie hat patterns

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In all shapes and sizes

This post appeared in an old site of mine focused on knitting hats for preemies. I'm putting it here so it's still available. Premature babies come in all sizes, some born too early to survive.  Each baby, no matter how small, should have a hat to keep them warm. Gestational Age (weeks)11121314151617181920Total length (inches)  4567899.510Weight (ounces)  0.751.52.53.556.758.7510Head… Continue reading In all shapes and sizes