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Busy as a bee

I have been knitting like my life depends on it! I am surprised my needles haven’t caught fire as much as I have been putting them to work. On a good note it’s looking like I will actually finish all my Christmas order in time.
Here is a little peek at what I have been up to.
First I finished the baby leg warmers and mailed them off. Funny story about the leg warmers. I mailed them off and they arrived to the recipient on Saturday November 16, which was amazing since her baby was due on December 2nd. Well her baby had other plans and was born on Sunday November 17!!! I literally got those things done just in time!! She looked adorable in them and I was so tickled to see the pics of a new baby in something I made.

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I then knit up another Minnie Mouse hat and gloves to match. These gloves gave me a hell of a time. It took five tries to get the fingers to not look all wonky, but in the end I was pleased and so was the recipient. I just hope they fit her daughter and she’s really happy. Since she is Vicious teacher I would like to keep her happy lol 🙂

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After that was finished I whipped up another plain black hat with a flower. Well, kind of. The black hat was already made. I had knit it as the first mouse hat for the teacher but once I gave it a bath and let it dry, it went from fitting a four year old to fitting me!! How does this happen? Usually wool gets smaller if washed not bigger. I have no idea, so I am just saying that skein was cursed. It worked out either way and went to a lady for her neice.

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Last but not least was my birthday gift for my brother. He asked for a R2D2 hat like a year ago so I finally made it!! Who is the best sister ever? This girl!

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That’s it for now! I am currently working on a scarf. It’s coming along nicely and I hope to have it finished by tomorrow. Happy knitting everyone 🙂

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The first step is admitting you have a problem

I just walked into my room to get my supplies for the pumpkin hat I planned to start and the phrase “Why do I never have the needles I want?” Left my mouth… Then I thought “eh I will just go buy them later, you can never have enough needles.”

This is my needle stash…

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I think I may need a 12 step program…after I get back from the yarn store 🙂

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What’s next?

I have spent the last several months knitting hat after hat after hat.  Everyone I know decided this was the year to have babies and what better gift then a cute little hat to cover a bald little human head.  Now that the last hat is in the finishing stages, I need to start on my gifts for Christmas.  Only problem is I have no idea what to knit!!!

I am thinking maybe mittens for the nieces and nephews, hand towels for the inlaws and grandparents. Not sure what will be put on the needles for the men in the family.  I am ready to get away from the round and round of hats for a bit though. Stay tuned for what is to come…

Stripe pom pom hat

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For size newborn-6 months

Supplies:

Size 7 16″ circular needles

Size 7 DPNs

Tapestry needle

Stitch marker

2 Colors Worsted weight yarn

For the pink and green I used

Red Heart Plush baby 100g/176 yrds

Strawberry MC

Kiwi CC

Hat:

With circular needles and MC Cast on 62 sts

Row 1-4: Place marker,  Join in the round and work a K1,P1 rib

Switch to CC and work in St st for 4 rows.

Switch to MC and work St st for 4 rows.

Continue working in St st. Alternating colors every 4 rows until piece measure 5 1/2 inches from cast on edge.

Break a long tail of yarn and transfer stitches onto 2 DPNs divided equally (31 on each)

Work Kitchner stitch* to close hat.

Make 2 medium or large pom poms, whichever you prefer using both colors held together and sew to either end of the hat.

*Kitchner Stitch is worked as follows:

Divide an even amount of stitches onto 2 DPN. Hold them parallel to one another. (one in front, one in back)

Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail and PURL the first stitch on the front needle, do not drop it off.  KNIT the first stitch on the back needle, do not drop it off. KNIT the first stitch on the front needle and drop it off the needle, PURL the stitch on the front needle, leave on needle. PURL first stitch on the second needle and drop it off. KNIT the stitch on the back needle. Repeat for entire length of stitches.  P,K,K,P.