Monday, November 28, 2016

Blues to Rainbows

A few more hats that I finished in the last month. I am also finishing up a purple hat that I should have finished in the next day or two.  I tend to like purples and blues so my stash of yarn has a definite hue to it. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Today the shawls --

I love shawls and I love to knit shawls. So I thought I would post some of my completed shawls today:

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I opened an Etsy shop with the hopes that I can sell some of this hats.  Check it out.

I will be putting more and more hats and see if I can move them along.  Meanwhile, here are some more of my hats:

Monday, November 21, 2016

Hats! Hats!

I have been a hat knitting frenzy for the past two months even though I have only one head. Yes, I can give lots of them away, but my family has decided this year to not give gifts; just hang out together. I may give them hats anyway. So here are some of the hats that I have finished. I will post a few more every day, so stay tuned.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Hooded Cowl for Christina and Simone

Other big news from the past year is that Dane and Christina got engaged. Dane is our son and soon (as in September 2017) Christina will officially join our family. She's already a part now so I am looking forward to having a daughter. Dane and Christina have been together for four years and have been joined my grand-dogs Bella and Simone. Bella is a husky and German shepherd mix and Simone is a chihuahua and dachshund mix (a chi-weany) and they are the sweetest dogs ever. Unfortunately, Neko is not a big fan. He is not crazy about people so you can imagine how he feels about dogs.

Anyway, Christina wanted a hooded cowl instead a hat and so I designed this one for her last Christmas.

I wish I would have written down the pattern but I just kind of knitted it freehand.  I first made a cowl out of bulky yarn and large circular needles, probably size 13. I made sure it was big enough to wrap around her shoulders. Then I picked up stitches along the edge and knitted the hood, joining the hood at the top with a three needle cast off.

Not only does it keep her warm but also the sweet and delicate Simone. It does get cold in Colorado and this cute little number keeps Christina and Simone wrapped up. The more I look at this hooded cowl, I think I will have to design it again and offer the pattern. I'll have to work on that.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


Okay, I'm back writing in my blog. Now I should have time again because I retired! There is nothing more delightful than going to bed and realizing that I don't have to get up in the morning and get ready for work.

But I have been knitting. I actually retired on August 1, and I spent all of August and September just knitting, making hat after hat, couple of pair of socks, and working and frogging a sweater that is just not talking to me. It was like I needed to barricade myself in my house for a while to celebrate solitude. I kept waiting for a SWAT team to appear on my front yard with a bullhorn telling me to coming out. No one showed up, so my knitting continued.

And yes, I have been enjoying my little black kitty in my lap while I knit. He will sit in my lap only when Ken is not home. I hope to get my own cat one of these days. {sigh}

Anyway, here is one of the hats that I designed. The tree design is not mine, but a down-sized it for this hat. I will put more of my hats up over the next several days. So --- I'm back! Stay tuned.