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Ballard Slouch Hat

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Doing my mom a favor and knitting some hats for her sister in law. This is hat one. The next hat will probabl be a plain black beret.

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Riverbed Rib Hat

Knit a hat tonight. The pattern is from the Noro Accessories book. I used some Red Heart Super Solid yarn I had, but I will probably make it again in a lighter color and softer yarn.

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The pattern was very easy. It only took me two hours to knit. 🙂

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Big Purple Cowl

It is a very busy day for me today! I had to stop at Walgreen and the library this afternoon after my son’s doctors appointment, I am now doing the laundry, and it will be followed by homework time, a visit to the playground, dinner, and bath time. Then hopefully my son will fall asleep early and give me some much needed mommy time. 

Since I don’t have any finished projects yet, I will share something from a few months ago. I made this cowl in December using some Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in purple. It’s a very basic seed stitch cowl on size US 17 needles worked back and forth. I used a provisional cast on and used the Kitchener stitch to seem the ends together.

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I’m still making the Big Snowy Owl for my son, but I’ve been busy these last few days and haven’t had time to knit. I’m hoping that after today’s nine loads of laundry (it’s a lot of clothes), I will be able to work on the owl for an hour or two before I go to bed tonight.

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Projects from this Week

First thing I made this week was an owl for my son. He named it Oscar.

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Next thing I made was a quick shamrock pin for today.

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My next project is a big blue owl, and I plan to use the Big Snowy Owl pattern from the Purl Bee website.

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Completed My Tote Bag

I am officially done with my tote. Tonight I added a lining and weaved all my ends.

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To make the tote I used less than a skein of Red Heart yarn in pink, and scraps of black and beige yarn for the embroidery. The lining was made with an old white t-shirt I’ve had for a while that I never got around to throwing out.  I tried my best to photograph my progress as I made the tote.

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This was the drawing I made before knitting the bag. I knew I wanted to add birds and spirals to make it look more Spring-like.

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As you can see, the embroidery grew from the sides in, bottom to top, saving the birds for last.

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Finally, I cut the rectangle for the lining, sewed it up like a  pillowcase, and pinned it the inside of the purse. I machine sewed the lining but I attached it to the knit purse by hand sewing all the way around twice to ensure it will stay pieced together.

And that’s it, my pink tote is ready to use. I am planning to design some more purses this summer with different designs. If you’d like the knitting pattern for the tote I will be glad to share it, just message me. 

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Biker Chick Cowl

This will be a quick post today, mostly pictures. Last month I made a custom order for one of the teachers at school. She asked for a warm cowl with fringe in gray and orange, like the Harley Davidson colors. The pattern is my own design. Here are some pictures.

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The first two pics were the cowl pre-fringe. The last picture is the final outcome. 🙂

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Knit Tablet Cover

Back in November I received a Coby Kyros as a gift, and after several days of searching I found that I could not find a tablet cover. Of course I found covers for the IPad, the Kindle, and the Nook, but the Kyros doesn’t fit any of these.

Plan A of buying a cover was a failure, so I turned to Plan B. I had to make my own. The cover I made was a simple single ribbed tube sewn on one end using the Kitchener stitch. I used a combination of colors using Lion Brand yarn I had left over from my Transformers blanket. 

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I got several compliments about the cover, and I’m considering making a few for Christmas next year and add a copy of a good book or the Bible inside.

On another note, the hat I’m making is knitting up pretty nicely. I should be done with it by Friday.

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