Catching Up

I haven’t been knitting all that much in the past year, but I do have a few finished things and WIPs to share.

I knit a bunny for a friend’s baby.

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I knit a hat for my son, at his request.

droste effect hat

I am now working on a sweater for him in the same yarn. It is almost done but I don’t have a good photo of that. I will save that for another day.

Using the same pattern as the green hat for my son (Droste Effect), I knit a few chemo caps.

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I donated the above hats to The Bay Cancer Connections. They use the caps to provide to local cancer patients to provide comfort. Nothing like handknits for the comfort factor! I hope they helped someone.

I knit myself a two color cowl, with two balls of the same yarn, but with the color changes at different points. I like the way it turned out, and I enjoyed the brioche pattern.

brioche cowl

In February, I went to Stitches.

Stitches stuff

I didn’t buy a lot of yarn, but I bought some silk from Redfish which I think will become a color affection one of these days.

Stitches stuff

Also, these adorable stitch markers.

Jennie the potter mug

And a lovely Jenny the Potter mug which I have since cracked. Now it sits on the window sill in my kitchen so I can enjoy looking at it, even if I can’t use it.

3.2.1 cowl

To justify the “need” for yarn, I started a cowl with the previous year’s Stitches yarn purchase. I have since finished it, even though it is the tiniest yarn (lace weight) on the tiniest needles (1s). I was starting to think it would be never be done, but I was luckily wrong about that! I don’t have a finished picture of it yet, but, again, a picture for another day.

In June, I took up embroidery. It is all my friend Rebecca’s fault, or her responsibility, depending on your perspective. I joined the Cozy Blue Stitch Club and have been embroidering the club items, as well as purchasing a couple of kits.

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June

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July

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A kit I purchased because I love this sentiment.

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August

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September, in progress. I better get it finished, since October is waiting and November will arrive soon!

Whew, that is all my crafting over the past year or so. I used to be much more prolific, but life changes and time commitments with them! One of the things that changed was that we got a dog in May. He is the main attraction of my Instagram feed.

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Also, he is totally adorable!

Okay, now that we are caught up, I can post like a normal person starting tomorrow. Also, maybe I will actually start to do candletime tomorrow! Whoops.

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