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Knitting by the Bay

I had the chance to spend Thursday down at Sandy Point State Park next to the Chesapeake Bay. Of course I had to bring the current pair of socks on the needles with me. These are for a friend who lives in a cold winter climate so these are STR heavy weight knit at a really tight gauge to keep her toes toasty this winter.


The weather was perfect for a picnic and crab feed. Although I think some of the residents weren’t sure about the crowd of troopers from around the US. But the humans had fun which is what matters

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Not Lost

I honestly keep forgetting to blog. Yes bad blogger. So what I have been doing? Knitting for starters. I am hooked on color work aka stranded knitting. It is highly addictive it seems.

I have knit quite a few hats over the summer which has turned out to be good for this recent spat of early cold here on the East Coast. Current proof of knitting is a pair of Muckle Mitts for a friend.

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And I will hopefully try to be a better blogger now that colder weather is returning.

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Mother Nature’s Early Valentine’s Gift

Yes, more snow.  And this time, she is being generous.  Hard to tell an exact amount with the winds but at least a foot so far.

 

Taken just as the snow was starting to fall last night.

Taken just as the snow was starting to fall last night.

Taken this morning shortly after 7 am.

Taken this morning shortly after 7 am.

 

Moody Skies

Today will be curled up under a quilt and doing hand work.

 

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Snow + Ice = Hats

So far this week, we have seen heavy wet snow and ice.  And the weather forecasters are talking about a chance of snow for the weekend.  So this means plenty of time to work on my hats that are my current knitting theme.

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Narnia?

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Hat Sampler

Lines

Roofline

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50 Hats in 2014

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I was invited to take part in 50 Hats in 2014 Challenge by Stacey of UrbanGypz and this is actually hat #2.   The idea is to set your own goal of how many hats you think you can knit in the upcoming year.  I am going to aim for 20 hats since that is doable for me.  Plus I won’t lose interest this way.

This hat is out of some handspun from FatCatKnits called Frog and Carp that I spun awhile ago.  The pattern is Mandelbrot from Knitty. My project page on Ravelry has the details on this hat.  I am casting on already for another one using this same pattern and yarn since I want to tweak it some to suit me.  So look for another one soon.

But the real question is pom pom or no pom pom.  Thoughts?

 

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January 8, 2014 · 4:24 pm

Grab Your Knitting & Watch

I saw this over on Hege’s blog and and think all knitters should watch this. Grab your knitting and find an hour to sit and watch this video about the history of knitting during the Golden Age of Knitting. (I watched it while working on the crown of another handspun Bailey. Photos soon)

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October 7, 2013 · 12:08 pm

Handspun Barley

My handspun knit up in a super soft Barley hat for a friend’s son. The yarn is two different shades of Miss Babs. Best part tons of yardage left to knit myself one too!

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