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Quick knitting

A co-worker of Hubster’s is a new Dad. We are going to see the new family on Wednesday. I purchased a Valentine’s Onesie and an Easter outfit, but had always planned to do a sweater for Baby E. And knowing how he could use a warm sweater now, I thought, just do it. So I cast on Robin Hood trying to down size it 0-6 months, and as of Sunday game time, I had all but the side and sleeve seaming, and hood to go. Will I make a FO by Wednesday? I will need buttons and blocking to call it done after the knitting, but I think I can! I didn’t plan to have a finished sweater this week, but why not. When it’s Hayfield Chunky, it’s totally doable.

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One of these days I am doing this sweater in an Aran weight and just see what size I can get it to.

I also have another sweater to do for a new babe, although she is now 4 months. She is having a baptism at the end of Feb so I decided to knit her a 6-9 month sweater she can use for Spring and Summer. I have used this pattern a few times before, so why not. Quick and sweet as can be! Using Tahki Cotton Classic in cream so it will go with anything. I am just not sure whether to do short or long sleeves. But the time it fits she might need shorter sleeves. But then again, who knows with the weather we are having. 6 more weeks of winter around here, so it might stay colder longer this year? And to be honest, we usually have cool weather on into end of May. I am thinking long sleeve.

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So both of these are quick knits in their own way. Different yarns, Chunky to DK, but small sizes make for quick knitting! What’s your favorite quick knitting pattern?

As soon as these are done I need to get back to some UFOs. A pair of mitts for a knitting friend and a vest for me. I would like to wear the vest at least once before the weather warms.

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Sunday Silliness

Well what else would you call a post of randomness?

Our new house progress!!! It is an east facing orientation.

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Front garage and computer room
right corner/side spare bedroom

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Back left corner Master Bedroom
Back right corner/side dining nook and 3rd garage

What doesn’t show up as well is the bonus room in the full frontal photo. But you can see the upper windows in the 2nd photo.

Today I am stopping in a knitting/stitching/sewing shop for a bit of Souped Bowl Sunday. I have yet to check it out, so thought it was a great opportunity to see it without being the only person in the shop. And maybe meet some people and get a feel for the knitters vs sewists vs stitchers, not in an us against them way, but a ratio of. I am mainly a knitter now, but have gotten back in to sewing in the last few years. They have night time gatherings for the different groups, so I might determine which one I fit in best. I will have a group to join in the future when I move to the new house. The owner of Nomad Yarns, my future LYS has already invited me to come. But at night right now doesn’t sound enticing when I have to drive 1 hour to get there. When we move it’s 10 minutes!!! That will be the closest I have ever been to a yarn shop!

In life and health, I am getting better every day. Check in with hip Dr was good, everyone kept demanding to see me walk! I felt like a circus act. But the positive out of the visit was my ID card. It identifies me as a hip replacement “victim” for security clearance check points. Hopefully when I fly I will not be subjected to invasive searches because my hip is going off. Although, from horror stories I have heard, that’s not always an absolute defense. But you can bet I’m pulling that card every time!

So for the big game I am more Atlanta than New England, but only because it’s ANYBODY BUT New England. It will likely be on, but I will likely not even pay attention. I plan to just knit, cook, eat, and knit. Or likely fall asleep because they start the game so late now. What I will not watch is the half time event. Not really interested in these spectacles. Too hyped and not enough real, live, performances. So I’ll pass.

And that’s it, as random as I get today.

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Stash Saturday #3/#4

To try and get up to date I am including these weeks together.

Week #3. No yarn purchased!!!! At least this week saw a FO. The last Snow Bunnies for now.

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 Used the Ella Rae Red to finish this hat also.

Week #4. And then it all fell apart. I had to take my sister to the airport, and was in the neighborhood of my future LYS, Nomad Yarns. So I dropped in to get a cream skein of Ella Rae Superwash for some color work I plan to do on a baby boy sweater. And then found she had Hayfield Chunky, so added that for another Robin Hood for another baby boy. And then needed a lightweight yarn, Bamboo Pop, for Sleeping Cedars for an April Baby Girl.

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But, a hat was finished, so not all a bust! I was planning to make a hat for the last great-niece using this pattern. But then decided I wanted a Cloche style hat with a bow. So I set out to make it up as I went along. I present to you, Grace’s Graceful.

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You got it, leftover Ella Rae Red #27, bow in Brown #125

The bow is meant to be worn to the side, not front. I am using the natural roll of the St st to make the Seed st side seem to dip. That brim was created using short rows. Since the photo I have tacked down the top corners of the bow. Once held up it wanted to droop forward. I hope to see a photo of it on her head soon!!!

So, Stash Deets:
Stash On Hand – 63,969 yards
Knitted Stash – 159 yards
Stash Added – 1277 yards

Ending Stash 1-28-17: 65,087 yards!!! Gah! That’s 1000+ yards more than I started the year with. I wished I had knit up a little more so far this month, but I still had a few days to make it up.

Genesis 43:23 And he said, Peace be to you, fear not: your God, and the God of your father, hath given you treasure in your sacks: I had your money. And he brought Simeon out unto them.