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Het up on the hot day the German man

seinen Hut aufsetze, 

or put on his hat.

Aber when the temperature hit triple digits, he hid in his hut.

Even the sombrero wearer next door knew when to give up and take a siesta.

That sums up the days here on the west coast. We didn't hit the triple but got mighty close. I didn't go outside. Even Kali chose the chair in line with the breeze from the fan.

On a hot day, we stayed cool!


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Making Monday


It is great to be back home. No driving or sitting for long times. While Chris was in the hospital I did a lot of knitting. At first I worked on this pair of socks.

But because I am trying to make the top of the sock a bit textured with four purl/four knit pattern, I found myself too distracted and doing the wrong stitches in the wrong places. So I left it at home the next few days and worked on the next pair of socks.

The bluish tinted yarn is very soft. That’s the part on the body of the sock. The toe and heel are a sturdier yarn. Because there are fewer stitches to keep track of, this is a better project when I am distractible. I finished the first heel today so these are going faster than the first pair.

Oh. And the hat. It is a soft mohair, light pink if the picture show it right. I’m doing a cable stitch that takes a lot of strength and concentration so I haven’t moved very far on it.

All of these are heading for the Hugger Hats charity. I still love the the win-win of getting to make things and having someone enjoy the results.

Sunday Funday


It has been a fantastic Sunday. I know to most of you it sounds boring. But I did my usual Zoom service, CBS Sunday Morning, and then for most of the day I watch some Galaxycon Live. Then The Walking Dead and Talking Dead. The whole time I am just knitting. I was nearly finished with the brim of a hat but made a mistake and had to frog. So now I am trying out a different stitch for the brim.

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Sounds like my usual Sunday, doesn’t it? It was sunny but that breeze is still cold. 

Best of all I got to talk to my son! He had some pretty exciting news that I don’t know if I can share. But regardless of the news, I was just happy to hear from him. I can’t wait until we can all see each other again! By the way, we get out vaccines tomorrow, all in my house. So by tomorrow night at this time shot one will be checked off the list. Then in a month we get our second. Yeah, Moderna.


My loom has been sitting on my lap, and the yarn slipping through my fingertips as I finished this hat. In the first picture, the brim folded up. The second the brim down. I used the Flexee loom—80 pegs for an adult hat. The yarn didn’t come with a label though it was a gift, so the result is a gift. It did have the coolest way of changing. I think I spelled it wrong the last time I mentioned it—Ombre has gradually changed color. I’m left with just a little left, so not sure what to do with it.

The Flexee links can be arranged to keep track of stitches. I set mine up as the lavenders are knits and the purple purls. That way, I don’t lose my place during the rib making (knit 2, purl 2). The rest of the hat is a flat knit stitch.

The decrease in the crown is the most fun. I use Kristen’s way with my own adaptation for the Flexee links. After doing her final step, I move the loops over one to remove the next link, thereby removing 20 links, then I follow Kristen’s decrease once again and then close as she suggests. Here’s the YouTube.

This is how my crown looks:

I think it is cool. I hope the recipient will like it, too.

 

 

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Making Monday


I finally have the half-fingered convertible gloves off the loom and ready to sew up. I need excellent light and the best glasses to do the sewing. These will go to the charity as this was donated yarn.

 

I found in my stash a huge ball of multi-colored yarn.

There’s got to be a couple hats and pairs of socks here. So here’s the hat is nearly half-finished

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So with that holiday looming, I’ve got to be looming, even if the gifts get there late. Love is in the loom!

One-Liner Wednesday


Toddler hat finished; rewarded self with Return to Ravenhearst for the rest of the day.

Hat made the same as the adult hat found here.

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

One-liner Wednesday is a fun prompt you can find by clicking here.

Oh and feeling proud as I did some editing yesterday and today. Go Me!

Made It Monday


KB skinny Flexee Loom.

Skinny Flexee Loom

80 pegs divided four by four for a brim. Then used the knitted sections to make a four peg left-leaning cable.

When I reached 7 inches I started the decrease crown like this:

Then instead of finishing as Kristen did, I moved the loops to make sure I could remove every other link. Then I started another round of decreases. I love how smooth the crown looks when it is on a real head. Now I am making a toddler-sized copy. I love doing the cable and the crown stuff!

By the way, when you look at this photo from CBS Sunday Morning yesterday it’s just sad numbers.

When you know someone it is personal. Yes, my son tested positive. He’s doing lots of sleeping and bingeing shows, his fever is lower now and the cough seems to have lessened. He’s trying to keep his friends and family aware of his progress on FaceBook and his spirits seem good, if not bored. So I am taking comfort in that.

 


Hot off the Flexee Loom another hat! This one fits me. So… This is my yarn.  Ah, but now that I know how to do the decrease, I look forward to making many more of these.

So the stats are 80 pegs of the Flexee Loom. Set up in alternate colors so as to do the two-by-two ribbing. And as I said with the smaller hat, working the purls was faster and easier than with any other loom. The loom is so lightweight and yet tough enough to deal with me and my fussings. The rest is a flat-knit stitch. until the crown. This one I made sure there were 7 inches of the hat before the beginning of the decreases. I worked the set of decreases three times. After the first set, I moved the loops so as to expose and remove every other link. Another set of the decreases and then again remove every other link. Then I removed the last loops as Kristen of GoodKnitKisses suggests in her YouTube Tutorial.

Other than knitting like crazy, we have been watching as much as we can of Disney+ while we have it. So I chose Frozen II,

 

the guys wanted UP (Isn’t it the sweetest show?)

and then my son chose Clone Wars. It is fun to go through the Star Wars things as his memories of all the toys forty years ago that appear in Mandalorian and Clone Wars.

We had some fun discussions of those days and his perceptions compared to mine as Mom. By the way, Ahsoka Tano makes it worthwhile. She and her friends finally helped me into that world.

How are all of you? How are you maintaining your sanity?

 


This is what I’ve been spending most of my day on:

Oh, and when my brain didn’t work I started these:

Both for charity.

When sitting got too much and it was gorgeous outside, Kali and I took a zoomie walk/run around the property. She’d run ahead and hide and jump out with what looked like puppy-laughs and I walk-ran to keep up with her to find her. It was so much fun. I doubt I hit a thousand steps, but it was more than I would have had in the bad temps of last week. I hope we get better at this so I can improve and lengthen our walks.

This What Day Is It Anyway I think is Tuesday. Cinco de Mayo/Taco Tuesday was plastered all over FaceBook. But I don’t spend a lot of time over there. So in my day, I lost the day many times. I took a fibro-flare seriously over the weekend and all day Monday. So I missed my writers’ group. The reason is that the pain was too much to keep my brain working. I had even started my prompt a few times. I knew where I was headed with it. But then I couldn’t hold my laptop without it hurting. I hate fibro for its way of deceiving me. I’m not sure about whether or not it isn’t the flu or covid or… It is only when it gives up that I know it was a flare. It was worse when I was working. I couldn’t tell, how do you call your boss and say, I don’t know if I can work today. It feels only tired, hard to wake up. It is only when it hurts so bad that I know I can’t be at work. It is only the aftermath of one step too far that lets me know. Remember exercise that you do 10 steps today, and increase to 20 tomorrow? I used to be able to make big increases and improve lots every day. No way can I do that now. 10 today 4 tomorrow, zeros and back to 10. If not flare. It is hard to know when it is too much. I always feel like such the ‘Fairweather friend’ in that suddenly I’m not there where I wish I were. If it were just pain, I could do it. But suddenly there are no words. Then the next day you wonder if that were true. Did it really hurt that much? And how long was I out? Well, shoot! I missed a weekend and Monday. So here is Tuesday.

Yay! Finished Friday!


I’ll be more talkie tomorrow.

 

This happened.

 

I took Kali outside. Stood on the porch for half a moment. Then suddenly something made me yelp. I don’t know what it was. I didn’t see anything fly or crawl away. But touching anything feels like cactus on my arm. So I am trying not to hold my arm where it touches. I’m not dying. It hardly hurts. Just uncomfortable. Wish I could find the critter who did it. Revenge sounds good!

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