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Cabled Newsboy Cap

I finished Eric’s Cabled Newsboy Cap in only one day! I love the way it came out, but now the fun is over.  I have to go back to the Transformers washcloth.  I just love making hats.  I think it is the instant gratification that gets me.  I think I am going to make a beret for myself next week.  I figured a hat once a week would be pretty cool to do.  That way, when there are birthdays and holidays I will be stocked up with gifts.  I’ll just have to ask them to pick a color or style and tada there’s a gift.  I think that is an awesome idea.  I am also going to make myself some house socks because my socks are getting dirty and I hate to wear slippers.  They make my feet feel too hot.  I have a nice pattern for some house socks in Sarah Dallas Knitting.  Its a book with really beautiful patterns, and I have not made a pattern from that book yet. I think I will also make the beret in the book, too. 

Here are some pics of my hat from cast on to end result.  I had fun making this yesterday.

Cast on

Cast on

About 2 cable repeats

About 2 cable repeats

Half Way Thru

Half Way Thru

Finished

Finished

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New Knitting Books

On Wednesday I went to the library and picked up several books for Peanut and knitting books for myself.  I also got a book of short stories titled Home Schooling.  The first story in the book was kinda creepy and sad, so I am not sure if I want to read ahead soon.  I might wait a few days to read the next story.  There are 8 stories in the book, and I have 7 left to read.  The bad thing about my trip to the library is that I picked up a book that I own already!  I meant to get Stitch n Bitch The Knitter’s Handbook, but instead I got Stitch n Bitch Nation.  I own Nation, so what am I supposed to do with this other one?  I did get to finally check out Nicky Epstein’s Signature Scarves.   So far I am loving about 5 of the scarves in the book.  Many of the scarves are pretty, but I know I would never wear them.  Others are very artsy but not practical.  My favorite part of the book has to be the last section on how to wear a scarf.  I like the different step by step pictures, and the different styles.  The other books I picked up were The New Crochet and How to Knit by Debbie Bliss.  I got these because I always see them on the shelf at the library and never bring them home.  To be honest, I will probably only use the Signature Scarves book. 

Project Update:  I am only working on one thing only.  My brother’s Transformers blanket.  I have completed 3 squares, and am halfway through with the 4th.  I am trying my best to focus on the blanket, but it’s just so hard.  The whole time I am working on the square I am thinking about what other projects I could be making with my stash yarn.  It’s so tempting to put down my needles, run to my closet, and grab another ball of yarn.  I am even thinking about ripping a crocheted scarf that I made last year and using that yarn with a ball of the same yarn to make something even better.  Well, I will have to wait on that.  I also want to make entrelac pillow covers for the pillows on my sofa.  It’s a project in the Debbie Bliss book.  I will have to add it to my queue on Ravelry.

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