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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!

Monday’s Making


Mitten caps done. Half-fingers done. Now onto cuff and the sewing. I hope to finish tomorrow. NaNo characters are calling me!

I Hate the Block Editor


So instead of writing here I’m knitting until I feel less angst from this nasty way of writing. And NaNo is coming so I don’t have time for this nonsense!

I’m making my pair to be convertible as I am adding a mitten cap for the cold. These will be for the charity, Hugger Hats.

I have a friend that recently started blogging but she is upset with the change. I wish I could encourage her, but I find this new way so confusing. Any suggestions for us?

Sunday Socks


Finished these today. About a shoe size 9 ladies. Wool. Made on Hers (KB His/Hers–orange looms). Kitchener cast-on, flat knit-stitch, German Short-row heel, four-by-four knit/purl, ribbed cuff. For my charity, Hugger Hats.

The color looks orange, but it is more rust brown.

I’ve started convertible fingerless mittens with the last of this yarn. I hope it works out.

Happiness

I just started looking at all my WIP. A couple just finished but lots of choices to work on.

Baby hat, top left, just finished yesterday. Flexee loom. Ran out of that soft bumpy white. Found a similar yellow yarn to decrease the crown.Two new hats just started on the same Flexee looms.
Gifted yarn goes to another gifty hat. Finished today. I didn’t make it on the Flexee loom but the medium size KB fine-gauge. I tried to do the 6-row decrease, but didn’t like how that turned out. So I picked up the loops on a cable needle set. Then I decreased actual knitting stitches. Not as happy as when I do it on Flexee looms. But it turned out okay kid-sized.
Two socks for donation. Need to finish cuffs then done. KB His/Hers (Hers)
Two socks on my ‘X-Wing’ CinDWood large X-loom fine-gauge. I’m nearly to the heels.
Two more socks with ‘Milk Cotton’. Just barely finished toe. Same X-Wing.
How I store WIPs on X-loom to keep yarn and project safe and clean. I like working on this loom, though I feel it should play music. It feels like a harp. It isn’t as portable as other looms.

Well, there are other looms and projects to start or finish. I need to make more toys. Time to get busy. Fingers are wanting a yarn fix. ūüėČ

Made It Monday


Child’s Hat

I just can’t stop with the cable stitches or the decreases using the methods I described¬† few days ago, here.

 

Over the week end while thinking about bugging out and realizing that I didn’t want to leave any of my knitting supplies behind. I ran across a hat I started a while ago. I used the orange adult KB loom seen in the photo. But my new love of the decreased crown had me going crazy. That white yarn is the bumpy homespun stuff. I¬† could only decrease one level without it getting tight. So I thought it would be fun to transfer to half the pegs on the flexee loom. Do you ever find yourself in a project that you felt you couldn’t find your way out? Yeah, this hat caused so much actual pain and mental strain I nearly frogged it. I had to use a combination of cable needles to hold the stitches. I transferred them to the flexee. At first I got them on the wrong side. I had a plan to reverse as I went but that didn’t work out–I think it was because I forgot as I worked what my next plan was. Suddenly all the stitches were on the Flexee, even though wrong side out. But I worked the decreases anyway.Inside out! My hands weren’t ready for it. It hurt a lot to work from that direction. But I am proud of the end result!

This hat will go to Hugger Hats, the charity. I hope it helps keeps someone’s head warm this winter.

 

I mentioned thinking of bugging out; still not ready and hope I don’t have to. We seem pretty safe here, I think. But our Writing Group was cancelled as our friends in Paisley have had to bug out. That is a couple hours away from here, but still it seems Oregon is on fire nearly everywhere. My son has his bug out ready. I’m getting more organized so I think tomorrow I’ll set up the first emergency bag ready and set things up so that if there is time yarny stuff can go along with foods and electronics. And art supplies. and books and journals and music and keyboard and recorders, There’s a reason I have so much stuff, I like doing lots of thihngs. How do people narrow it down?

 

Thank you all for thoughts and prayers for our west coast and for me and my family. I am so grateful that my adult children are well. My brother  and husband and I are doing well.

But I am writing this on my tablet because my computer keeps going out. We think it is a bad charging cord so we’ll try to get a new one soon. Meanwhile, I can barely read what I’m typing. I hope you can decipher it all. I hope life is treating you all well in spite of it being 2020.


So I called the dentist, explained the bladder infection and fevers and all. Disclosure and honesty and all that. I’d want to know if I were in their place. So I informed on myself. So now the extraction is rescheduled for the 24th. He wants to make sure I am well enough. I haven’t had the fevers today and am actually eating real food. So I think I am mending. I just wish it were over and I could get back to normal.

Meanwhile, I thought I hadn’t gotten anything but sleep done for a couple weeks now. But I just finished reading Earthseed, boxed-set. Review scheduled for Thursday.

And these socks are finished.

This pair is slightly too small for me, a shoe size 71/2-81/2, I guess. It was from my yarn so I will send them to a friend. Toe-up, Kitchener Cast-on like the YouTube below, flat-knit stitch to German short row heel (also on the same video), flat-knit stitch ankle, and two-by-two rib-stitch. With a stretchy bind-off. That’s the second YouTube. Oh, these I had to do one at a time because I only have one of the KB Sock Looms as seen in the picture above.

 

I, also, finished and started another pair of wool socks:

This pair is about 9-91/2 ladies’ shoe size. Same method as the blue ones. In fact, you can see the next pair starting with the Kitchener cast-on. Oh, the ribbing is four-by-four. The is the KB His and Hers looms. I have two sets so I can make them at the same time. The wool yarn is donated so they are already in the charity bag.

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So now I am back to counting from zero according to WordPress. I missed two days in fevers. I know I have posted nearly every day for over a year. I don’t know why that bums me out. But it does.


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?

 

Busy, Busy!


I planned to be a part of Stream of Consciousness Saturday but I was so busy I nearly forgot to blog yesterday. I have four pairs of socks on looms, two hats on the round looms and a matt of plarn.

 

Normally, that doesn’t keep me so busy I can’t blog. But THIS had my attention all day.

 

My son and I loved it, all of it! But my husband found it boring. Isn’t that weird how different we see things? I could not remember what stitch I was supposed to be doing I was so glued to the show. Maybe you will like it.

Tomorrow is supposed to be the Hat Huggers meeting. Knowing that I realized I had some yarn I promised to get set up for folks who don’t have the umbrella and cake winder to make balls of yarn from yank-skeins or frogged items that are donated. So besides the knitting projects, I got out the equipment to wind up a few cakes.

I started in earnest with:

I got a couple big cakes from this white yarn. It is crochet yarn. I know it can be used to make doilies but not sure about things like hats or any other comfort items.

Then I found this maroonish wool yank. It is in the middle of the next picture.

I knew it would make socks. But it seems rather old and broke often. With both of these yarns, there were so many problems getting them to flow properly. The white had stains. I know whoever ends up with it will have to wash their complete project using some kind of bleach. The maroon was so breakable I just tied the bigger balls that resulted between breaks. I decided I will keep it to practice sock knitting on needles. I’ve been instructed to toss very bad yarn rather than attempt to make something of it. But I think I can reuse this skein one more time before trashing.

Someone donated a lot of mohair and the body of a sweater they had attempted. I wish I were a more advanced knitter so that I could finish their sweater. But with no pattern to follow or even the other needle, I figured frogging would be necessary.

So during Godzilla:

It was good to see Eleven from Stranger Things! But I didn’t like it so much. Did you? I found it too loud.

 

And then the Oscars, I made this kind of mess to cake before bed.

It made me think of Hair Love that we saw this morning on Sunday Morning. I loved this sweet film!

Anyway,  I better get busy. Catch ya on the flip-side!

Finished Friday


I don’t know if this yarn is Mohair? It is very soft. (No label) The hat turned out too small for me, so would be great for a person with a smaller head. I made it on the KB small gauge 80 pegs. This one:

I can’t wait to do another hat on this loom. It is just right for adults. Since I use the flat knit stitch, it is slightly tighter. But that’s okay. Not everyone has a big head like mine! Oh, and that is two-by-two ribbing.

 

Just a note for posterity: Today this is outside. So glad I am inside.

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