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Tooting Tuesday


I played chicken with the yarn. At first, I tried a small pair of slipper socks, but there wasn’t enough. So I decided to try one more ear warmer. No yarn leftover, and a smaller head will have to wear it.

And look what Duolingo sent me in my email.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow where I age up from 07 to 17. ūüėČ


On the main page at the top is the title Haven 1-4. If you go there you will find I have added 5-8. Or you can go here. HAVEN  I am going to try and get the whole story up here. But still, need to keep editing Pandamapocalypse.

Oh, and I finished these slipper socks and started the next pair. I know! I had a lot of that yarn!

 

Finished Friday, NaNo Version


With the distractions of Steve Kornacki and his magic with math, (gosh, I wish I could do math like that, I have to use paper and pencil on more than single digits!) a great zoom meet with friends, worries of new stats of COVID19, getting around to actually writing was almost impossible.

But I did manage to finish another ear-warmer and start a slipper sock.

If it were not so late and needing to do the word count before midnight I would reorder how I am presenting this. But, reality. So…

I hardly ever get a good picture of Rosey. But there she was looking right at me in a place where she didn’t blend in. The light was good. But this is how that went:

Yeah, I’m not worried about taking a photographer’s job away. But isn’t she shiny?!

 

Okay, NaNo results. I was able to flesh out Violet. I really like her. I will run a search with her descriptions and see who she looks like tomorrow. Meanwhile, I did manage 1,705 with the grand total being 11,086. That makes me nearly ecstatic! The goal for today was to be 10,002.

Time for bed!

Made It Monday


Ear warmers are easy and fun when fine-gauge looms start hurting. Finished the one below and nearly finished with another. I’m making one for me, too. I think they will be great on bad hair days.

E-wrap cast-iron. Flat-knit stitch around. 24-peg Knifty Knitter loom. About 19-21 inches long. Gather ends to look like a flower. A scrunchy or rubber band can hold it in place and keep it comfortable for the wearer.

Two Pair Tuesday


I have had the pleasure of having company this last week. It was a bittersweet occasion as my friend stayed here between trips to her aunt’s funeral and back home. But I was glad for her company, even if we had to be masked nearly the whole time.

While we visited I worked on a pair of slipper socks for her.

I liked them so much that I decided to make a pair for myself. Then towards the end, the cuff, I ran out of this fun purple and pink. But I had a lot of purple yarn that I don’t feel too off.

I think it looks better in real life. Besides, these are for schlepping around the house as the cooler weather comes in.

Oh, and this is how I did it. The blue Knifty Knitter (24 pegs) wide gauge. I used the Kitchener cast on, flat knit for most. German short-row for the heel. At the ankle, I made up a combo of one row e-wrap, one row u-wrap, one row flat wrap. That was to make the ankle a little looser. Then it was two-by-two e-wrap, purl cuff. These slippers became so fast for me that I could do one a day. The first one was slow as I figure it out. Wish I could do socks that quickly.

So now on to a hat and six other socks. They are fine gauged and lots slower. By the way, I’m feeling so much better!


I feel like dancing! Shouting to the rooftops!

I didn’t start out that way this morning. I felt I would never finish the socks and I needed a quick win. So in about an hour, I knitted this little cutie.

Knifty Knitter 24 peg loom. Fold-over brim. Flat knit stitch. Drawstring cast-off. Pom-pom on the smallest pom-pom maker. I think it gave me the juice I needed to finish the socks.

The top pair are for my daughter, the bottom pair are for her boyfriend. Soon to be in the mail to them. Totally made with love. These were made on the KB His (purple) and Hers (orange) sock looms. All four were made toe-up with the Kitchener Cast-on. Flat knit stitch. I varied the cuff in that daughter’s is four-by-four ribbing, and boyfriend’s cuffs are two-by-two ribbing. It was quite a learning experience. I was still feeling the magic as I finished to see that the stripes are so matched that they seem store-bought. I do have enough of this yarn leftover that I can make me a pair, too. But I have other things to finish first.

Much of my time lately is working on a crafty project I hope to give friends. That has me shaky as I have not spent a lot of time, lately, on artsy/craftsy things. But it is fun and I think it will feel more confident as I keep trying. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I have been experimenting with yarn masks. I have a lighter weight one that I hope to create on that will be comfortable in the summer. I’ve ordered bamboo yarn because it is allergy-free, and has tons of benefits for the wearer.

As a bonus, this was our sunset:

#WDIIA


I have been looking for a loom knitting pattern for a yarn mask. I know it isn’t PPE. It is something that I can wear with kleenex, paper towels, or coffee filters to catch my own airborne germs. So I followed Cassie’s Fun Creations on YouTube.

 

This was my first and then my hands made two more after. Each time I learned a little more.

I had so many things I was going to do today. But darn that yarn and the loom ganged up on me!

Looking at the picture, I am missing my reddish blondish hair. I may have to order a box of I bet I could mix just half and have enough for this short hair. I’m only trying to fool my eyes into thinking I have more energy than the natural mousey gray.

For the record, and not to complain, my son was icky yesterday, hubby today and now my tummy is not happy. We haven’t eaten the same things so I’m thinking an intestinal flu? I took Pepto and it helped a little. I know it isn’t a symptom of the COVID19. Besides I still have no fever. I did take a long nap. I feel I could sleep more. The guys didn’t feel the need to have a bucket nearby. All of our allergies are going absolutely crazy. I think the wind from last week stirred a lot of dust and pollen up. All the more reason for my masks with filters.

Okay, that’s all I have the energy for, Carry on.

#WDIIA

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