Once or twice a week in a normal week, my pals from Reno and I get on Google Hangout and chat. It is a way we can see each other and just enjoy our time together, even if it isn’t in person.
Thanks to my son and daughter I was able to see my pals this past week. One of those pals came to see me at my daughter’s and sometimes took me places. Even took me to the next city to see our other pal. We were too busy visiting and knitting to take a picture so I substitute this. The other pictures were of women around tables. We weren’t around tables. We were on the sofa (I like sitting on the floor.) And I believe there should be more guys who knit, feminist that I am.
Even so, knitting with my pals while visiting was the best of fun, I think for all three of us!
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And of course K means:
This little sweet Kali who has a visitor–her MommaLaura, my daughter! So we are both happy. Kali can’t decide who she is going to sleep with tonight. Tomorrow she get to see the vet to get updates on shots and get her nails clipped. Then we will go looking for a doggy run for her so that when days are nicer weather she can stay outside safely sometimes.
Oh. K is also for Knit.
Here is the latest hat finished.
The hat has a sun brim. Next is the sock I am STILL working on. knitting with thread on a small gauge loom takes forever! The next is another hat with the Andalusian stitch, another fine gauge that is taking forever. The doll needs a hat and a face but nearly finished.
Busy days ahead. Hope to be able to hit here. Looking forward to fun times with family and friends!
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Funky Finish For FROGGING
As I have told you all before, most of my yarn is donated to the Hugger Hat group I belong to. There is a whole room dedicated to yarn in lots of bins all color segregated (the only time I approve of such a thing). I dig into this veritable Heaven finding the soft or the funky bits imagining things I can make with combinations. So much fun!
So … Sometimes the items take a turn for the FUNKY. I will probably frog. (Rip-it Rip-it) I need to explain the materials. There are no labels on a lot of the ‘skeins’ (because some of them are just a tangled mess and can’t be called skeins). This big mess was yarn that had balls of fur every six inches or so. I couldn’t imagine what a person really makes from it but thought it might make a warmish hat.
But there wasn’t quite enough. I pulled in some thick felty-looking yarn that didn’t quite go with the color of the fur-ball yarn. Then I found some yarn that looks like strips of fabric with a seam sewn in the middle. It had the brown of the fur-balls and a little of the orange of the felty-stuff. I used it to top the hat and put on the brim.
Without further ado…
Hubby thought it looked like a funnel cake. But I think he was being nice.
As I was making it–and it wasn’t easy!–I thought it looked like a pile of poop. (Not the letter of the day. I know, but there you have it!)
When I finished the top, I thought it looked like a volcano. But then I looked at it again and could only think of an orangutan in heat. By the time I finished the brim I was back at the volcano idea.
While it hasn’t been frogged yet, anyone else want a stab at naming it? Preferably with the letter of the day in mind. I will take it with me to show the group, but I can’t see anyone wanting it unless they need a funky fur basket or Halloween Hat?? It has been a laugh making it.
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It’s a toddler-size cloche. The band is removable and can be worn alone. It was fun to make!
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What a perfect weekend this has been. Though there was too much wind, and I had too little energy to try a walk, I managed to hoe a little and rake a little and make a dent in getting the dried weeds away from one side of the back of the house. The rest of the day I was working on first sock and Andalusian hat and a new couple hats to help vary my hand motions. It is also nice to have some easy-peasies to finish quickly. That sock and the Andy hat are very slow for me. Sorry, no pics today.
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Hope everyone else had a wonderful weekend!
Today I am full of gratitude. I have so much to be thankful for, family, friends, pets, habitat. I think these are played up in my blogs often. But last night one of the things I was afraid to mention happened for real. We have a sofabed! It is used. But still looks quite nice and we didn’t have to pay a thing for it. You can’t tell what it looks like, and I knew if we were lucky to get one that this would happen. The first thing I did when it came in the house was to cover it. With a cat and dog that shed in white and a cat that sheds in black, there was no sofa that was going to look nice in the spring or summer without a cover I could wash. I should have taken a picture of it but cell was in the bedroom and only now did I think of it. I’ll try to share that later.
I have been wanting a sofa since we got to this house but somehow the budget couldn’t do it. Now, because local friends helped, I will have a place for company to sit or sleep. Since most of my family and friends are at least five hours away I wanted somewhere to entertain and put them up. This will help so much! And since it is under the picture window I foresee doing my knitting there as the room warms in this next season. Love brings love.
On a whole different topic: I thought it was spring. I went for that nice walk yesterday and though the wind and spitty rain threatened, it was actually comfortable for me in my sweatshirt covered in my windbreaker. Woke up this morning to snow on the ground. It didn’t stay long the rest of the day was a steady light rain. We hardly noticed as we did the ‘outside’ things today. Kali didn’t want to the first out but the rest of the day was easy peasy. We hardly got wet. So that’s a promise of nice weather coming. Yay!
Most of the day I spent watching NetFlix while loom knitting. I am still on sock number one for my brother. It is slow and tedious. My hands and eyes can’t do a lot at one time so I’m working on another Hugger Hat using the Andalusian stitch. It, too, is slow going but not so tedious that it hurts. Since I’ve already put the knitting away for the day I have no pictures.
I watched Pete’s Dragon. No Candle on the Water but it made me cry at the end.
Then I binged on Grace and Frankie
What a fun little show!
A decade ago a day like yesterday would have kept me high for a week. That high would have had me working outside or doing anything and everything with the extra energy. But this darn fibro leaves me exhausted for a week if I get one fun day. Not only exhausted but hurting so much I can barely move. I napped a lot today. I’ve downed Advil and have been in general very grouchy. It’s amazing how little I could do and how grumpy I got about it all! The only exercise I had yesterday was standing by the table while we all chatted about hats and where they are going.
The only exercise I had yesterday was standing by the table while we all chatted about hats and where they are going. Even as a young adult I found standing in one place excruciating. It was why I had to give up cosmetology. I loved doing hair, the longer and fancier the better but standing… I long for the chemical smells of a beauty shop. It is why I do my own hair. The chemical high. That and I love how it looks when I’m done.
So I didn’t add much to my new projects. In case you’re curious here are the latest:
That’s Fun Fur and a soft Red Heart mixed. It’s an easy e-wrap hat. If I have enough of the two yarns I will add a brim to keep out the sun.
This is my first attempt at socks. I’m making them for my brother. He doesn’t have to walk 8 miles round trip to work anymore but since I got the yarn for that purpose I thought I should go ahead and try. I didn’t work on them today, no energy, thereby less eye sight and even less patience.
Off I go to slather in Icy Hot and go to bed. No more energy, no more brain. Nighty-night.
With Donated yarn I made:
They are a size or two bigger than I can wear but even bigger people than me have cold feet.
A cat smaller than a mouse.
Then while talking to my friends on Google Hang-out today I made kitty a friend:
The Pattern and YouTube for the Slipper Socks are on this LoomAHat page. The Tiny Cat is here. Both of these patterns are easy, fast, and fun!
Okay. That isn’t a thing. I certainly would hate for it to be a thing. I had hoped that I would have two hats finished to share with you tonight. But at the last minute, within ten minutes of writing this, I found a huge mistake in the brim of the second hat and hat to tear it apart. At least I didn’t have to frog the whole thing, just the brim. Now it is ready for me to finish tomorrow.
Meanwhile, I finished this basket weave hat earlier today:
I love how it turned out and it is so soft! I hope whoever gets it will love it!
For my special friend.
She got a little camera shy in the end. By the way, the cell phone did it’s thing again. That hair is supposed to be magenta. Now I just need to figure out how to get these special friends together. I made her using LoomaHat’s Tiny Doll pattern and YouTube.