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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sideways Slouch

The Sideways Slouch is basically a rectangle knitted on EON (30R;30L), Kitchener stitched on the beginning and ending row... gathered on one edge and an 8 row 1X1 hand knit ribbing. KP4... Worsted Wt yarn.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Oh My Aching Back!!

I took a lil trip... well I was tripped... Meka decided that she wanted to go outside and I was not cooperating so she tried to change my direction since she could not change my mind. I ended up meeting the dining room floor with a goodly thump! I was getting ready for a dinner date with Big Daddy. It was time for him to get home so I had unlocked the door and headed back to the bathroom to complete my toilet (Ok... the first layer of paint had dried and I was gonna apply a second coat).
Well... you know how they say, "it happend so fast that I didn't know what to do"... well... to me it seemed to be happening so slow that I had the presence of mind to think about what I had heard someone say years ago about when you are falling... try to roll... ya know... like parachuters do... to lessen the impact... So... I tried to roll.. ummm no... didn't help... well it did allow for more of me to make contact with the floor... and twist my already hurting back.
My next thought was... "O SNARF!! I have to get up before Big Daddy gets home!!" Well... my back locked up and the newly skint knee (the good knee... I have arthritis in the other knee.. which is dubbed my bad knee... ) was throbbing... not to mention the elbow that was screaming... Alas... Big Daddy found me rolling somewhat and what does he want of me? TO GET UP! Well don't you think that if I could get up...  o never mind...
Now I'm walk'n like Tim Conway's Old Man Shuffle and making old lady noises... but... there is a silver lining... I'm getting in some hand knitting time!

Boo's hat

Top of hat
I finished a pair of wool slipper socks for Big Daddy... this is the first time I've used Cat's Sweet Tomato Heel technique and I love it!

Cat's Sweet Tomato Heel is knit in wedges

Friday, November 11, 2011

Hat for Boo

Finally found an opportunity to start on Boo's slouch hat. I am using a pattern that I found on Ralvery called Etta by Kim Whelan

UPDATE January 4, 2012

Boo received her hat and emailed me a photo of herself wearing it...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gooooo Teammmm!!!

Eden has been wanting a cheerleader outfit and being a dye'd in the wool Bulldog (Royal Blue & White) it was really difficult to purchase Gladiator (gold & black) colors to make it for her. Alas... a Goodie's heart will suffer anything for her Grand Diva!
I'm almost finished with the skirt and still need to design or settle on a cardi or a pullover for the top.
I just have to add a waist band

Cheer skirt: KP 2. Knit on 50 needles

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Moved, Unpacked... and Back to Knit'n!!

Almost finished with the move... well with the unpacking that is. My yarns are safely snuggled in their resting places and I have even been able to start some projects. I wanted some claw weights but have not been able to find any to suit my needs... so polymer clay to the rescue! 

Polymer clay claw weights (adjustable)

1X1 and 2X2 latchhook ribbers

Adult Slouch hat based upon Diana Knatter's Short Row Baby Hat 
KP .3 for the main hat and KP 1 for the ribbing

and a ruffled scarf made from Hobby Lobby's Yarn Bee CHRYSALIS (Bog Copper # 112) for my dear Sprite!
Link for sweetside