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Finally Finished some projects!

It feels like it’s been forever since I last finished a project!  I have been casting on way too many projects lately, and I think at this rate I will never get anything finished.  Because I really enjoy the feeling from finishing a project, I have made a new rule/guideline for myself.  I will pick one project to work on, and will not work on any other project until that one project is finished.  Technically I am doing this in regards to my sewing, since I will not start cutting the fabric for my needle holders until I am finished with my messenger bag (which may not be for a while since I have not touched it since Sunday). 

I followed my new rule yesterday by casting on hat five of my Hat a Week Project, and I did not work on any other project until I finished the hat this afternoon.  The hat is the Trinity Stitch Hat in Bernat Satin Sport yarn in the color wine.  It looks very nice, but I hated working with two yarns at the same time, especially with all the bobbles.  The top of the hat looks a bit wonky since the magic loop method didn’t work very well to close the hat, I ended up having to switch to dpns.  I also found two areas where I apparently dropped one of the yarns, but this was pretty easy to fix and conceal because of all the bobbles.  The hat is very slouchy, and Anthony called my Rasta style hat.  I think it looks awesome, and it is so soft and drapy.  I wish I had made the Spring Beret with a softer yarn.  I imagine that it would have looked much better in either Caron Simply Soft or Red Heart Soft Yarn.  Well, here are a few pics of the hat.  I didn’t take pictures of the hat on the needles, since I mostly worked on it at night and early morning when the sun could not provide very good lighting.  I have noticed that the pictures I take at night do not do my yarns justice. 

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After I made the hat I picked up a blue Autobot square I have not worked on for a while, and I finished that pretty quickly.  I was pretty excited to work on it since I got to use my new row counter (I love my row counter!).  I will try to finish the five Decepticon squares I am working on either tonight or tomorrow.  After I am done with those I will switch to my socks, which I have almost finished.  Once the socks are finished, the only thing I will have left on the needles is my mom’s sleeveless shell.  I will probably stick with the shell for about a week or two and try to get it finished by this time next month when she comes to visit.

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Week Three

This week I decided to use my Red Heart Super Solids yarn in dark orchid, and the pattern Spring Beret.  The pattern was free on Ravelry.  I started the hat on Sunday, and I think I unraveled the hat twice.  The first time I casted on too few stitches.  The second time I accidentally repeated the same row twice, and the lace was all wrong.  Now the hat is complete.  🙂

spring beret before wash

 

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Hat a Week: Week 2 Complete

I have completed the Finding Nemo Hat, fins and all!  The hat was supposed to be for Peanut, but he doesn’t let me put it on his head.  However, he loves it when I wear it, so I think I will keep it for myself.  There is a lot of orange, white, and black yarn left over.  I am planning to make more hats with the yarn, perhaps a Halloween theme hat or trick-or-treat bag for Peanut.

Week Three of my Hat a Week Project is still undecided.  I know that I will use purple yarn, but I have no idea what kind of hat I want to make.  I can either make a bulky beret, a lacy beret, or a beanie.  I hate to wear beanies, though, because they make my hair so frizzy in the winter.  I think I will go with something that fits loosely.

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