Posts Tagged diy
I revived a relic this weekend. I finally finished my knit octopus. I had all the pieces knitted; I was just avoiding the inevitable sewing. Sewing has become sew much easier, (I had to play with the words, sorry). I now just think of how much I will enjoy my finished object, without all the loose ends, and actually put together. Putting on a movie or show helps. Unfortunately, I now have to dig out thread (yeah who uses thread anymore???) and sew on the eyes….oh and cut out another black pupil since I put it off long enough to lose one. I am sewwww (yup had to do it again) close to being finished….maybe I will put off the eyes for another 5 years…yup I’m that slow.
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.
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.
So I decided to start a mitered dish towel for my mom. Not a good idea, while on painkillers. I think I took out the same rows 2 or 3 times….it’s still a little foggy so my count could be off. I think this is the slowest project I have knit in years…..focus Amy!! Thankfully I am nearly done and might even surprise my mom with it, as a gift for their final walk through on their new home. It was knit to celebrate her new choice in kitchen decor that I have to say, I love. It’s about time she picked blue, my favorite color. I do believe I still have nightmares about the 70’s orange kitchen of my childhood, fully equipped with orange Tupperware, orange-flowered wallpaper and I can’t recall but I am pretty sure the curtains were orange too. My favorite room in the house, the color of the one fruit I don’t particularly like. Now, after all these years, I’m now 15 years married, my mom has finally come to her senses and picked the best color ever. I am really looking forward to helping her decorate the kitchen….the rest of the house she is on her own, unless she wants a knit afghan.