Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Staying super busy

I decided with all the yarn that was given to me that I would knit hats with most of the yarn.

I used to be addicted to knitting dish cloths, but not anymore. Now it's all about hats!

I knit a hat for my sister to match the scarf that I made her last year. Then, I started a hat for my mom which I finished last week but wanted to show all my knitting friends. I plan to mail it out tomorrow.

If I can remember I'll take a picture of it here before I mail it out.

Then, I started on a hat for Nick. A new pattern that I found here.  I love that the pattern only uses straight needles. Not that I have anything against circulars or dpn's. I just don't have the right size and length yet.

I definitely can't wait to get several circular needles in the 16 inch length and dpn's to match. But until then, I'm busy knitting hats this way.

I was a little concerned about using the ear flap hat pattern because I had never done anything quite like it before. I was so sure I wouldn't be able to figure out how to attach the ear flaps, but I just plunged forward and did it. It wasn't so hard.

After I started Nick's hat, I realized that it was going to be way too small, so I ditched it and started another.

I'm also attempting to knit three hats for my brother in law's three children. Two girl hats and a boy hat. I have never knitted a child's hat pattern before, so I've been a bit nervous about it. But so far it's looking good.

The pattern I'm using is found here. I haven't decided if I want to knit both the girl's hats identical or find another pattern. It took me awhile to find a pattern I liked that fit a wide range of children, so I may just knit it the same.

As far as the boy's hat, I'm not sure yet which pattern I'll use, but I have a few in mind. I had hoped to finish all the hats before Christmas, but it's not looking promising. Perhaps for the new year! lol

I also plan to knit a hat for my niece and nephew. And I'm not sure which pattern I plan to use for theirs yet either. I have one in mind for my niece and even the right type of yarn, but I'll have to see.

Then, (no, I'm not done yet) I also plan to knit a hat for my sister's husband. Dark grey.

After that, a hat for my mother-in-law's son who is three. Light blue. I was told to knit it as for an adult because of the amount of hair the child has. I hope it fits!

And lastly, two hats for my husband's cousins, if they want one. I haven't asked them yet.

I haven't made any items for my etsy shop in awhile, but right now I'm just having fun knitting for family and friends.

The whole reason I ever started selling my knitted items was to always be sure I had yarn to knit something. And right now I'm up to my eyeballs in yarn, so I'm good for now. And having a blast along the way!

Next month, I plan on extending my knitting skills by learning to make baby booties. But that's another story!

Until next time!

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