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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pastel Scrap Hat for Eden

I am trying to use up as much of my scraps as possible so I won't have to pack it for the move... yep... that sounds like a good excuse as any to justify how much I am knitting. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hootie Whoooooooo

Well, this has been an eventful summer so far... I'm in the middle of packing to move next month... Kat and the grandmonsters moved out last week... I have 6 weeks left to complete my BBS/HRM... and yes I have been sneaking in some knitting here and there. I have to or I'd lose what little mind I have left!
My Charlie loves owls... he makes paper sack owls and owls from toilet paper tubes (aka dooders), and he draws owls on 85% of the pictures he colors. I have been missing him something terrible and decided to work on an owl hat for him while I listen to lectures online.
I found Eudyptula's "Who" pattern last December on the Penguin Purls blog and knew that it would be perfect for Charlie.

I am debating on adding buttons for the little owl eyes.

UPDATE: Charlie came to spend the night and found his hat on my desk... he knew right away that the "whossssssssss" belonged to him...
No time to put eyes on the hat... 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Please Send Rain!

We were slightly threatened with the possibility of rain last evening, but alas... nada...

Between house hunting, grandmonster sitting, and melting... I have managed to get some knitting accomplished. I am still working on the crocheted edging on Little T's blanket, and Suzie Q's gift. However, I cannot not knit on the Beast! He gets all cranky and I just hate that. So I started a sweater out of scraps this morning. I soooooo love having 2 carriages to work with.

I'm not so sure I'm digging the color...

Back of the arm decreases...

Beginning the front panels (right)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summertime and the Living is EASY!

I don't know about you, but I find it difficult to work on some projects during the summer simply because it is so hot. I've been working on crocheted edging on baby blankets and I have just about melted. I think I have found a... eh... possible solution. I have been spreading the blanket on a coffee table and only pulling the part I am working on into my lap.

When working a project... or rather "projects" in the past, I have either placed them individually in a laundry basket or plastic bins. That way I can sit the project on the floor in front of me to protect the yarn from husky hairs and this makes the project portable as it grows. Most of these boxes will also sit between my feet in the car as we travel... NO... I'm not driving!

One of my favorite ways to organize WIP's is with my converted laundry separator cart thingie.

I cannot remember where I saw it, but I saw a special yarn cart that looked just like my laundry separator... well... like the one I inherited when Big Daddy and I married. His was a mess! Years of holding stinky boy clothes had taken a toll on the poor thang. So, I removed the existing cloth and replaced it with some colorful fabric and put some extra pockets for various tools, patterns, and even to hold multiple skeins of yarn for knitting with different color strands or for two-at-a-time socks and mittens. I can even drop the yarn in the cart and roll it under my knitting table to use with the USM...