Posts Tagged baby hat

Baby Twister is here

I finished the pattern and put it up on my blog. I hope you all enjoy it. I plan on making other sizes too, just taking baby steps 🙂
https://knittingmosaic.wordpress.com/baby-twister/
And on ravelry also
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-twister

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My knitting confessional

I am finally coming to grips with the fact that my life has changed. I will not be able to get around like I used to, I do have to limit the amount of time on my feet, and I really need to find healthy outlets that make me feel of use. It never occurred to me that the hardest thing about limitations is the change of mindset. I have spent my life running from one thing to the next and for the first time, life is telling me to stop running, to even stop moving fast at all. My frustration is mostly with myself, my inability to do things quickly. Never has it intentionally taken me so long to get through a grocery store, or walk through the mall. There is no such thing as a quick stop for me. When I was young I ran, fast. I loved the feeling of passing, of finishing first, of exceeding my own expectations. My patience has grown, but the emotional hurdles of sitting still have really surprised me. I thought this blog would help me and it has opened my eyes to my own avoidance of the inevitable reality before me, life changes….and I have to change too. I will make a point of writing more, of knitting more, and of being more open about my struggles. We are human, we fail, we triumph, we struggle, we ease through things…..I will find purpose in this. For now, I will knit newborn hats, by months end maybe something else, for now I will find purpose in this and pray that my heart heals along with my foot.

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knitting pattern

Just thought I would attempt to post my first pattern…..

Bulky Rolled Rim Newborn Hat
Hometown USA Lion brand yarn
size 13 circular and/or double point needles

Cast on 25 stitches.
slip last stitch to front needle and knit 2 together. continue to knit in the round. 24 st
continue to knit to 5 inches approximately 15 rounds.
decrease for crown
round 1: knit 2, knit 2 together, repeat around 18 stitches
round 2: knit
round 3: knit 1, knit 2 together, repeat to end of round, 12 stitches
round 4: knit
round 5: knit 2 together around, 6 stitches
cut yarn about 12 inches from last stitch, slip stitches with yarn, pull tight, weave in ends.

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knitting betrayal

I finished my hospital stay crocheting. I had to put down my knitting needles to pick up a simpler stitch, hoping the medication, wouldn’t prevent me from following the pattern. It was a nice break from knitting, and seemed to be easier on my hand with the IV. I did find the pattern in my knitting book so it was not a complete betrayal. The pattern is a nice simple lacy hat for a baby. Fun to crochet with quick results….just what my short attention span. Almost as short as this post.

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Procrastinating???? Or maybe just lazy.

I am almost done with another baby hat, well, maybe.  I just need to measure to make sure I am ready to decrease, but that would require some sort of measuring device.  One of my many, many measuring tapes would work, if I could remember where I left one.  I did ask for my daughters help, but after one reach into one of my many bottomless knitting bags she suggested I look for it myself and offered to hand me the bag.  Something must have distracted us because the bag never landed on my lap and here I sit hours later wondering what must have happened.  I suppose I could just get up and look but here I sit writing about it instead.  I think it is time for a nap.Image

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The view from my recliner

I have found time to knit and will share what I’m doing and how it’s done…..feet up in the corner. A good view of the TV and the front door. Now I know who’s coming and going, both on TV and in my house. I’m feeling a little like the old guys on the balcony in the Muppets, which happens to be the viewing pleasure for the kids and I right now. I guess they say laughter is the best medicine and the new Muppet movie does have plenty of laughs.

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Plenty of Time to Knit

Today, I thought I would have plenty of time to knit, but painkillers can make me less focused….and slightly forgetful.  I am taking a short break to share my progress.  Yesterday I had an angiogram, and managed to knit before and after and would’ve during but they stripped me of everything but the hospital gown.  I did wake up a few times to ask questions, but the answers got foggy as I drifted back to sleep.  They must have preferred me sleeping during the procedure.  I did attempt to knit in recovery, but the vicodin on an empty stomach protested.  Once the nausea subsided I did manage to pick up my needles and continue to work on the baby hat…I had ideas to finish and didn’t like the interruption but the thought of walking freely again with less pain, was I felt,  good enough reason to take a break from knitting.

Later that day, in my vicodin state of mind I did make a very interesting top to the hat but as the pain meds wore off I questioned the wisdom of my choices.  Maybe a sewing needle will pull together my stranded thoughts and finish it off in a fun way.   If I can figure out how to post a picture, you might actually get to see it.

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