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Finished Friday


Not quite as candy corn as the last hat. And I think the orange mohair is gone.
The white brim yarn is chenille. It’s a folded brim. I think it will keep someone’s ears warm. It was tough to work with. The mohair was sift but full of static electricity.

The decreased crown was accomplished most easily on the KB Flexee fine-gauge loom. This hat is now heading for charity. I know I’ve shared the YouTube before. But just in case, here it is again. Sadly I had to play yarn chicken as I ran out of the orange just when finishing.

The Sunset on the Beach is nearly finished. By next Friday I will be working on a dragon.

During the Embrace Your Weird (Felicia Day) session we were given a prompt. Write a story starting each sentence with the next letter of the alphabet. The first sentence starts with ‘A,’ last sentence ‘Z.’

I changed it up. 😋 my inspiration was Valentine’s Day’s Bitmoji.

Ascending as always

Blessings by ballooning Betsy

Cruises carelessly

Charging chubby cherubs

Darting, dashing, doing,

Ever elusive, enormous emergencies

For forlorn, forgotten favors

Given graciously-

Gritted gifts-gamed

However handled,

HER history

Imagine icicles issued in ignorance,

Jumping jack jealously jerking

Kite kept kisses

Loosed lightning love-lint

Meant mostly mush

Needed nearly, noted necessary

Openly optimistically obtainable

Positively popped prayers

Quietly quenched

Research received respite

Safely settled sheltered sanity

Together this time,

Target tagged.

Unusually ushered, ultimately used

Valentines, virus, violent visions vanquished

With wonder, wishes wafted, wrangled, washed, woes

Xed

You yell YES!

Zapped

Heavens to Betsy

Finished Friday, hat


I love this decrease on the Flexee fine-gauge.

Another mohair charity hat.

Flexee fine-gauge loom with beginning of brim.

There are 80 pegs for my last couple hats. This one is less ‘fancy’ than the last. No cables. Just flat knit stitching throughout.

The brim is a fold up. I like those best as the double layer of fabric helps keep those ears warm.

I use this method to decrease the crown.

After doing the six rounds Kristen Mangus of #GoodKnitKisses shows here, I do six more by doing this: Once the loom is down to every other peg has a loop, I move one loop over to join a friend. That leaves the link beside it empty. I pop the empty out and resnap together the ends of the loom left dangling. I do that all the way around the loom making it half as large as it was before. I think that means I now have 40 pegs. Now I redo all six steps that Kristen show us.

By the way the closest the phone camera got to the color of this soft yarn is the one with the crown of the hat. It is more of a pinkish apricot than the orange that the camera shows.

Finished Friday!


My music/hobby studio is nearly complete. At least the piano is where it needs to be and most of the music books and things are situated. And knitting gear (because the knitting has no home yet) are in the place I want them to be. I even sat and practiced, actually played something over and over until I got it right, and then played some more. Yay! Me! The lighting is good. There is an overhead light and one for over the shoulder. The sound is good there and I feel better not being parked next to my son’s bedroom. I wish I were soundproof but whatever.

Oh, and the–whatever this piece of furniture is called– is now in the entryway of the living room. It will be cleaned out and filled with things like scarfs, gloves, hats and the like. The masks are on top.

Oh, those are portraits of my brothers and me as kids. And that was the flag I received for my vet dad when he passed I think that was a decade ago. I do miss him.

The basket next to the–whatever that piece of furniture is called–will be cleared out for boots and shoes, etc. To the left of that piece of furniture is a small hat tree. I want to make another longer one in the open wall to hang our coats.

My brother, son, husband and I worked very hard getting the furniture moved and in the new homes. Today started the going through the mountain of boxes we created while moving things around. We felt like we were playing Tetris sans the fun but irritating music!

The vlog studio still needs work but we are seeing more progress, No picture it or of the dining table that though it has been cleared is surrounded by mount boxes. But hey, that is a lot done for a bunch of retired and disabled people!

Hope you all had a Fantastic Friday and have a great weekend!

Bitmoji Image

Finished Friday


HOTL!

Hot off the Loom!

Twenty peg KB Fine-gauge Flexee loom each sock. Kitchener cast-on, toe up. Flat knit stitch through body of sock. German short-rows on toes and heels. Two by two purl/knit cuff. Slipper socks going to charity.

I hope your Friday was as fun as mine!

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