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
I'm slowly making progress on my middle kiddos fingerless mitts. The first mitt is about an inch away from binding off, then just the thumb left. She loves it so far and the yarn is really nice to knit with. I decided to put the Milo vests in the basket of ignored projects until after… Continue reading WIP Wednesday and plus a cast on
Every year I say I'm not going to knit for the holidays. And every year I end up trying to cramp a bunch of projects in the queue in time for gifting. While it's not a huge deal if I don't finish these projects in time, I'd still like to get them done quickly. The… Continue reading Christmas knitting fever
I just finished weaving in the ends on my husband's late birthday / early Christmas socks. The yarn was nice to knit with and I have plenty to make another project or two with the left overs. I might make a pair of mittens or a slouch hat. For now, I need to finish a… Continue reading Hubby’s socks are done!
A late WIP Wednesday, oops! Both of hubby's socks are past the heel and into the ribbing. I have about 2 inches left on the back sock then I'll have him try them on again before I bind off. My next project will be fingerless mitts for my middle. But since I can't find any… Continue reading Almost done!
One benefit of a blog is accountability for projects. Ages ago I had a video podcast and I really liked the push to show progress each week. For a small amount of time, I considered starting it again, however, my house is rarely quiet enough to record a podcast. Let alone, finding the time to… Continue reading WIP Wednesday
Three young cotton plants in a raised garden bed Earlier this year I decided to grow cotton in our home garden, at the time I had no idea what I'd do with the harvest. My skills in the garden are probably that of a novice so maybe I wouldn't get more than a small handful… Continue reading Garden experiments
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
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) 0.722.214.171.1246.758.7510Head… Continue reading In all shapes and sizes