Puffin Hat take two

I finished this hat over the weekend, and finally got all the ends woven in. It's a bit better than the first attempt, but still a little on the small side. I modified the pattern a bit to add some extra stitches. This time I did the four-color rows as stranded colorwork instead of doing... Continue Reading →

Puffin Hat!

I've wanted to make this hat for a while. I have a relative who loves puffins, and I wanted to give this as an xmas gift. This is the first time I've done colorwork in a while, and I am not super great at it. I was fine for the sections with two colors, but... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks progress (5)

There's definitely been continued steady progress on these socks. I've gotten distracted by other projects a bit, but these are still almost always what I am knitting on while I talk to my dad on the phone every night. The more these grow, the more I wish I had bought an extra skein of this... Continue Reading →

And Another Gramma’s Dishcloth

I've still been struggling a bit this week, just missing Mom and trying to settle into the gloomy weather. Usually fall is my absolute favorite time of year, but it's been harder to enjoy this one since we can't really go anywhere. So I've been knitting up these dishcloths with this much more spring/summer colored... Continue Reading →

Gramma’s Dishcloth

Dishcloths are such great mindless knitting. I've had this ball of Lily Sugar n Cream in the Country Stripes colorway in my stash for a while now. I quite like the way the stripes worked up, and how some of the stripes are not fully saturated with dye. It took up almost exactly half of... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks progress (4)

This week was my mom's birthday, so I took some time off of work and spent some extra time with my Dad. These socks have become the project that I work on when I am talking with him on the phone every night. I chickened out and did my normal heel flap and gusset instead... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks progress (3)

I still have about an inch and a half of the leg to go before I'm ready to start the heel. I definitely understand now why some folks switch to a bigger needle when knitting for larger feet! My hope is to get through the heels this weekend, but if that doesn't work out I... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks progress (2)

I have been making some steady progress on these socks, in between making tons of hexagons. I was hoping to be to the heel on these by now, but I've just been having too much fun crocheting instead. I have lots of time to get these done before xmas so I'm not going to worry... Continue Reading →

November 2020 Goals

October was a month of trying to get myself back to something resembling normal, while adjusting to a world without my Mom in it. I'm grateful I have my crafting to distract me and this wonderful community to support me through this time. Thank you! Completed in October: Bi Pride Socks - knitReplacement Placemat -... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks progress

I finished the cuffs and decided on a 3x1 rib for the leg. It gives a bit of extra stretch and visual interest without being too fancy. Now my next decision will be what kind of heel to do. I'm partial to a heel flap and gusset, but I have also been wanting to try... Continue Reading →

Dad Socks started

I've been making tons of socks this year but I still haven't made socks for anyone but myself. When I realized that, I decided I needed to make a pair for my Dad. Hopefully these will be ready by xmas, but I'm not putting myself under too much pressure. I also don't have a pattern... Continue Reading →

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