Monday, March 31, 2008

After the egg hunt.....

The kids relax for a moment after searching for those great candy-filled eggs all over Uncle and Auntie's yard. YUM!
(Looks like Uncle and nephew shopped for their shirts minded?)
It was also sooooo cozy sitting in front of the fire.

Knitting the winter away.....

I recently tried making a cat bed, seeing that they seem popular on knitting/crocheting sites lately.

My first results were a little floppy, as I didn't use wool and felt it. I just used regular knitting worsted yarn. But the cats don't seem to mind.

I put Angel's bed in her sunny window, which is her favorite sleeping location.

The other day, she decided to hop us and relax; but found her friend Tabby up there, instead! I just love the expressions.

Adult Size Knit Hat

After searching patterns for watch caps, or knit winter hats, I put together these instructions :
Size 8 needles, 4 ply worsted yarn
Cast on 86 stitches (77 sts. for 8 or 10 yr. old child’s size)

Knit 1, purl 1 across.
Repeat pattern for 11 inches (10 in. for child’s hat)

Knit 2 together, across row
Purl row
Knit 2 together, across row
Purl row
Knit 2 together, across row

When a handful of stitches remain…cut yarn away from the skein you are working with, thread needle and gather through remaining stitches. Leave enough of a tail to use later to sew side of hat.
Then take needle, and thread with yarn from beginning, cast-on edge. (lower edge of hat)
Put wrong sides of hat together, as it will appear when worn.
Stitch up 3 inches of headband area. (when band is folded up, tied off area will be hidden).
Put right sides of hat together and stitch together from the top, down to the band area.Tie the two pieces of yarn together, from body of hat and from turned up band area. You can weave in the yarn; but it’s not necessary. When the band is folded up it doesn’t show at all.

Friday, March 28, 2008

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31:13

Here are a few of the places I frequent:
I enjoy all of these sites. The other posters are helpful and you can find great patterns to try....or just read about what's on their needles.