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WIPs and weirdness

I think I have commitment issues. I just cannot seem to knit only one project at a time. Right now I have 4 projects in various stages of completion.
I am *trying* to work on the WIP that is for an order, seeing as how it has already been paid for and that is the responsible thing to do.
Let’s take a look at what’s on the needles right now, shall we…

First up is a wool diaper cover. I am knitting it in pink and purple, using Universal Yarn 100%wool. I really enjoy knitting these since they are basically just hats with butt flaps. They work up quick and no pattern is needed!!

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Next up is a Baby Sophisticate. I have seen so many people knit these and wanted to give it a try. I am using Berrocco Vintage in color Aguae. It’s a washable wool and so soft. Perfect for a tiny human. Only problem I have is I don’t have a tiny human in mind for the FO. Oh, well. Friends are always popping out spawn so I doubt I will have to wait long to find a recipient.

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I also purchased my FIRST pair of knitters pride cubix needles just for this project. I LOVE them!! I already live knitter pride needles but these are a whole new level of super awesomeness. First they are square so they are much easier to grip and second they don’t hurt my hands!! I have RA and certain needles are just not good for my hands, these are not one of those needles. I may be switching to these.

The last two WIPs consist of a 10 stitch blanket and an entrelac scarf. No photos right now but I hope to take some soon.

I will leave you all with a touch of weirdness.
We are redoing our kids bathroom and while looking for towel hooks on Amazon, I came across these gems. Who wouldn’t want this?

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Happy Knitting 🙂

Feeding the addiction

I am making a football hat for a friends little boys first birthday. Well I have been to 2 different yarn stores and no football brown yarn!! I went today to a third store and they thankfully had exactly what I was looking for. And it was just by chance because they just got it in yesterday. So yay for good luck.

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Perfect football color yarn! What else does a girl with a huge stash of yarn already need? Nothing right? Well yes, I don’t NEED anything else but when you start walking around looking at all the pretty, pretty yarn and you feel how soft it is, well the line between NEED and WANT becomes a little blurry 🙂    When the lady that runs the store tells you the wool is 30% off the line disappears all together and you start sporting girl wood right in the front of 6 elderly ladies making prayer shawls!!

So this also happened. I refuse to feel ashamed. I will own my addiction and be proud of it. Who needs 12 steps when you have such a soft piece of fiber to keep you company. And the lady wound the hank for me. I think I will propose to her next time to see if she discounts needles 🙂 Image

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.