Knitting exploits

Tuesday night I went to Always In Stitches to join some other knitters in making red baby hats for February babies. I try to do this each year myself, but it was much more fun to knit with others while doing it. I had made 2 hats prior to the event and then finished one more while there. They collect them all year, so it’s good to know I have a place to take them as I finish them. I hope to get the 4th hat to them at some point, it was made later in the week.

Hat #3 was just like Hat #2, but I forgot to snap a pic so just pretend these aren’t the same photo. Hats 1-3 are Sadie’s Baby Hat Hat #4  is Baby Amanda Hat

While we were hat knitting the shop drew for some small prizes and I picked out this pattern for a wrist pin and thread holder. Perfect for when I am sewing on quilt bindings! It has the elastic, button, and velcro needed to make it. I just supply batting and fabric.

Finally finished the latest afghan square, so #14/20 is in the drawer. In the photo below maybe you can see the mistakes I made on the rows. Look for the texture differences.

The mistakes are at the top of photo and the bottom 1/3 of photo. There were supposed to be 2 rows of Reverse St st, I only did 1 row on those sections.
Compare it to a non “mistaked” square.
I guess the Super Bowl was that good.

Now, I need to stop knitting hats/afghan squares and get to work on the other items I am trying to get done in February. So I pulled out the yarn for BIL’s Fuzzy Feet and cast on. I need these to be bigger and more dense to prevent holes, so the plan is to knit double strand worsted and make them larger than the original pattern. And then felt the crap out of them!

And that’s how my weekend is going to go, how about you? Knitting, quilting, sewing?

11 thoughts on “Knitting exploits

    • chrisknits says:

      I love knitting groups! I just need to find one here that is open and welcoming. The first shop I tried had a less than welcoming vibe from her customers. The owner was lovely, but the ladies gathered to knit that were not at all friendly.

      On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 8:14 AM, chrisknitssews wrote:


  1. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s always hard to join an existing group and just as hard to make room for someone new when you are in a happy group. I am on the look out for a group starting out, maybe the truth is I need to start one! And to remember what it feels like to be the new lady in town.
    I love the hat with the bow, so pretty, and what a nice thing to be involved with!
    Enjoy your weekend.

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