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Friday, August 03, 2012

On The Needles

While looking at these photos, I'm thinking maybe someone has been spending too much time in front of the tv.  Ernie doesn't like to watch the Olympics, I do.  I'll check on things during the day but mostly I watch after he goes to bed-prime knitting time.

I finished up this cute little hat I showed last week.  I didn't follow the directions completely because I used larger yarn but I think it turned out cute.  I will not be making a hat that fits Mr. Bear's super large head.

I started over on my July socks.  I decided to not give up on the gray wool.  In keeping with the guidelines of the 12 in 2012 Challenge, I will be doing the heel flap and the toes with the 2 tone yarn.

I went yarn shopping the other day to get what I wanted for Christmas gifts.  I picked up 2 large skeins of this yarn to use for 2 scarves based on this pattern.  This is the first time I've used this yarn.  I am waiting for the run of the white to appear.  I don't want this to look like a skunk with the white going right down the center of the hood.  If it does, I'll pull the white out and just make a gray scarf.  The other skein is black and pink so I'll be on the lookout when I start that one.  I do love the gradation and I don't notice it while knitting but it sure shows when I hold it out to admire.

See Judy L's fabulous project and what others have on their needles here.


Nancy said...

You are going to be happy with the gray socks. They are off to a good start.

The baby hat is darling with the garter ridges and colored stripes. The yarn behaved perfectly.

LuAnn said...

I love your knit projects; cute hat. You are wise to start both of those socks together. I have 3 singles waiting for mates. It was 97 degrees here yesterday, and I started knitting a scarf. I like my yarn projects as much as my quilting ones. Wish we didn't have to sleep.

fancystitching said...

The rainbow hat is just TOOOOOO CUTE!! I love the gray socks, too. I'm also just starting my July socks. They are coming along, if I can remember to drink my afternoon coffee so I can stay up later knitting.