Three hats in one evening

A good sense of accomplishment for today…. I crocheted 1 hat for my swap, 1 for my daughter that matches her poncho and knitted (partially on my barbie knitting machine and partially on DPNS) a tiny hat for a stuffed cat.

Photos tomorrow. It’s too late for them tonight.

Hopefully Bailey likes the new hat. If she’s not careful, Jesse might steal it….

UPDATE: Here’s the hat for the swap….

Bailey's new hat!

Bailey can’t find her hat. LOL!

Knitting Adventurer

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Adventurer. You are through those knitting growing pains and feeling more adventurous. You can follow a standard pattern if it’s not too complicated and know where to go to get help. Maybe you’ve started to experiment with different fibers and you might be eyeing a book with a cool technique you’ve never tried. Perhaps you prefer to stick to other people’s patterns but you are trying to challenge yourself more. Regardless of your preference, you are continually trying to grow as a knitter, and as well you should since your non-knitting friends are probably dropping some serious hints, these days.
Take this quiz!


Funky Scarf FAQ

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?
Not that I know of. Don’t like scratchy ones though

Do you prefer any fibers over others?
SOFT! Anything soft, doesn’t really matter what. 😉

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky!
Art from Ursula!

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern?
Funky pattern

What are your favorite colors?

What is your favorite piece of art?
Hmmmm…. I love these….:
Frog Tribe

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face?
ORANGE and lots of yellow

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl?
Leaning toward scarf, but wouldn’t mind a cowl

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf?
Longer scarf

What is the climate like where you live?
About to move to Missouri in the next few months from Georgia, so something warm would be nice.

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe?
A little of both!

What else would you like your partner to know about you?
I have a 7-yr-old daughter who LOVES pink/purple and a 5-yr-old son who’s into blue/red. If you’d have more fun making for them, that’s OK with me too!

More finished objects!

I made my son a new hat and got about 2/3 way through a hat for the girl!

Orange/blue/yellow mix for J. I want to take a photo with it on him.

B’s getting a pink girly-style hat.

I also made a scarf and a hat from recycled yarn from a sweater. The scarf turned out awesome. The hat is not good for me, which I was hoping it would be. This hat totally need long hair, or full hair or something like that under it, which I just don’t have.

I’ll post photos later.

I also got two packages in the mail today. Two more hands for taking photos of jewelry and yarn FOs! Very cool! I’m very excited to get them.

Also got 3 new knitting books from Amazon. Stitch N Bitch Knitter’s Handbook, One Skein Wonder and The Gift Knitter (for babies and pets). Don’t think the turtle would like anything knitted and he goes back to the school in a couple of weeks.

Off to bed!

crocheted jewelry

I’ve been avoiding the whole crocheted jewelry for a while, but Bailey wanted to knit while Brook and Jesse were at the store buying his Cap’n Jack Sparrow stuff. I just finished the crocheted hat and hadn’t found a new project I just HAD to do yet. So, I looked through my SnB Happy Hooker book and the crocheted jewelry caught my eye….

I still have to put the findings on, but the dryer is buzzing and I have to go fold clothing!

crocheted silver and crystal necklace

crocheted silver and crystal necklace

First Successful Hat!

I just finished my first successful hat! Jesse is sleeping, but I hope he likes it. I used the pattern from the SnB Happy Hooker – Crochet book – for the “boy beanie”. It’s grey with green stripes. I’m going to try it on him once he wakes up and will take photos then!

Then, I try it on Bailey and if she likes it, make her a girly version!

This is about the 15th time I’ve tried to make a hat. The other pattern I hat, just didn’t work for me for some reason. I think this one worked because it was DC instead of SC. I love doing DC!

I hate to put up in progress photos like some folks do, because a lot of times I have to frog it so many times it’s not even worth sharing.