Charitable Donations, Hat

Daytona Day(s) 

Hey all! This last weekend was a bit exciting! After all of the illnesses that have gone through our home this month I was looking forward to some exciting entertainment. We were expected to get 13 inches of snow on Thursday so I snuggled in with some hot tea and yarn ready for a blizzard and racing. The 2017 NASCAR season started so YAY for the Daytona 500!!! This years races were exciting and nerve racking to watch. I’m so glad that nobody was seriously injured and one of my favorite drivers won!!! While watching all four races I managed to knit 2 hats and I also crocheted 2 skeins of yarn into a new afghan

The first hat will be donated to Scarves for Troops via Operation Gratitude in memory of my loved ones who have passed on. 

RAVELRY NOTES

RECIPIENT: Scarves for Troops 

PATTERN: Classic Cuffed Hat by Purl Soho

SIZE: Adult 

STARTED: Feb 24

COMPLETED: Feb 25

YARN: Lion Brand Heartland in the shade of Mount Rainier 

YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 55 yards 

NEEDLES: 3.75 mm/US 5 & 4.5 mm/US 7 

This second hat was knit in racing colors. I had planned to keep it for myself but it’s a little big on me so I’m going to put it in my sale pile. 

RAVELRY NOTES

RECIPIENT: craft sale

PATTERN: None 

SIZE: Adult Man

STARTED: Feb 26

COMPLETED: Feb 26

YARN: Knit Picks Stroll Sport Weight (held double) 

YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 208 yards

NEEDLES: 4.00 mm/US 6 & 5.00 mm/US 8


Hat Recipe 

* Cast on 84 sts with two black strands

  held together

* 2 x 2 rib for 12 rounds 

* Switch to size 8 needles

* 6 black

* 2 red

* 2 white

* 9 red

* 2 white

* 2 red

* 3 black 

* Decrease k12 k2tog, around 

* Knit around

* Repeat the last few rows until k4 – k2tog, continue every round

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Box0Sox, KAL/CAL, Socks

February Socks

I’m so happy to have my February socks finished for the #boxosox KAL. I’m still feeling unproductive and unfortunately this cruddy cold is still making its rounds through our house. Hopefully soon I will start sleeping better so that my productivity can increase.


RAVELRY NOTES

RECIPIENT: Me

PATTERN: stitch counts and heel based on the Socks on a Plane pattern

SIZE: Women’s 10.5

STARTED: Jan 17th

COMPLETED: Feb 18th

YARN: Knit Picks Bare Stroll Glimmer – hand dyed

YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 208 yards

FIBER CONTENT: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina

NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US # 1 – 47 inch Knit Picks circular

MODIFICATIONS: two at a time – I also skipped the cable – shortened to ankle socks – bind off knit two stitches and then knit two together across

 

these socks were knit from the scrap yarn left over from this sockhead hat that I knit last year

 

RAVELRY NOTES

RECIPIENT: me

PATTERN: Sockhead Slouch Hat

SIZE: one size

STARTED: July 18th 2016

COMPLETED: Aug 20th 2016

YARN: Knit Picks Bare Stroll Glimmer – hand dyed

YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 254.7 yards

FIBER CONTENT: 70% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Stellina

NEEDLES: 2.25 mm/US # 1 & 3.25 mm/US # 3

MODIFICATIONS: none

 

I hope that you all are having happy, healthy and creative weeks. ❤ Missy

Christmas, Handmade Gifts, Sweaters

Baby Flax

I feel like I have been knitting and crocheting a lot the last few weeks but since most of the items that I have worked on have been big projects it feels like I have made little to no progress. On top of that I have been battling a cold/sinus infection for close to a month. I’ve been hot, feverish, dehydrated and congested which hasn’t helped one bit with the migraines that I frequently suffer. If that wasn’t bad enough my son has been down with the same crud and has missed a week of school. Yay for sick kids and extra homework at night…

I did managed to pick this cute baby sweater up last night. All it needed was the sleeves and they knit up really fast. I knit it as a Christmas gift for my cousin’s baby girl.

baby flax
RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: Flax by Tin Can Knits
  • SIZE: 2 – 4 years
  • STARTED: January 22nd 2017
  • COMPLETED: February
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch (worsted weight) in the shades of Cream, Blush, & Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: about 370 yards
  • NEEDLES: 4.5 mm/US # 7
  • MODIFICATIONS: I omitted the garter panels on the sleeves and I added stripes and contrasting cuffs and collar.

I think that this sweater will go perfectly with the little Christmas stocking that I made her last month.

Pink Xmas Stocking

RAVELRY NOTES

  • RECIPIENT: my cousin’s daughter
  • PATTERN: I knit it toe up with 60 sts
  • STARTED: December 24th 2016
  • COMPLETED: January 5th 2017
  • YARN: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in the shades of Cream, Blush, and Fairy Tale
  • YARDAGE/WEIGHT: 270 yards
  • NEEDLES: 5.0 mm/US # 8