goals, Hats, Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Sweaters

Goals for the rest of 2015

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Now that I have gifts taken care of, I figure that it is time to really figure out what I want to get done in the way of charity knitting for this year.

This year I will complete five sweaters, including the one I am currently working on. I will also use up the balls of yarn I have sitting on my floor, as well as what is left over from the sweaters I knit this year, for hats for children in India.

I am currently working on a size ten sweater. I am working to cumulatively have the same number of each size sweater made. I will need to make one more size 6 sweater, two size 8 sweaters and one more size 10 sweater (in addition to the one I am currently working on) to have fourteen of each size of sweater. From there I want to go to making sets (a sweater of each size), and keep my sweater totals the same across the board.

I have several good size balls of yarn sitting around that are really too small for sweaters, but work great for making hats, which is what I plan to use them for. I am wanting to get them used up and made into something that will be sent to children living in poverty.

Hats, Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need

30 Days, 30 hats challenge

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Yesterday was the last day of April, and the end of my 30 days, 30 hats challenge, in which I only completed 17 hats over the course of the month.

I uploaded pictures regularly over the course of the month to my facebook page and to ravelry, The pictures are in an album on my facebook page labeled 30 hats in 30 days challenge if you wish to check them out.

I had (and still generally have) a wicker basket full of thinner/baby weight and bulky yarn as well as partial skeins of yarn that would need to have yarn purchased to to with it in order to make a sweater, so I wanted to put them to good use, and I needed a project to work on this past month, so I set out to work on hats this past month.

Life happens, sometimes our goals change or are tweaked, but that is what life is about. Life is about accepting the challenge and everything that comes with that challenge.


Hats Challenge Update

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I thought I would take the time today to write an update on my 30 day 30 hats challenge. As of 3:30 pm PDT, April 21st, I have 11 hats done. I had one teen size almost complete yesterday, but didn’t have enough yarn to complete it, so I took it off the needles and rewound the ball and I just cast on a child size in hopes that I can get one last hat out of it.

I know I am behind where I had wanted to be, but the fact that I have 11 hats made is progress, and is better than no hats. I want to get a few more hats finished this month then start in on another sweater in May.

I spend a lot of my time when I am not outdoors, or in the kitchen knitting, and I love having a project that I can just pick up and work on.

Hats, Knitting, Knitting Projects, Yarn

Making Hats

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Beings that today is the halfway mark through the month of April, I figured it was time to write an update on the 30 day 30 hats challenge I had started on April 1st. I have only made nine hats so far this month. While I am mildly disappointed in myself, I remind myself that keeping up the relationships I have with my friends is also important to me. While there are children who are in need of the hats that I am knitting, my friends are in my world, and I don’t want forget about them as they are more of a priority.

Last week I did a little digging in the basket of yarn that I have set aside for hats, and found some yarn I had forgotten about having stuck in the basket, so I pulled it out. I am now working through that yarn because it caught my eye and there is plenty of it to make several hats from each skein of yarn.


Hats Update

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Just a quick update, In the past couple of months I have knit up nine more hats for children in India. Right now, The hats I have been knitting over the past year I have been putting away for the next time there is a request for hats from a contact in India. You should totally go check out the pictures 

I have been working on a lot of hats lately beings that I have hat the yarn, while I am currently working on a sweater at the moment, I have been working on hats a lot more lately, just because they are small and cute, and knit up quickly. I had so much yarn left over from making a Christmas gift for a friend, that I am making a sweater, then I will go back to making hats again, 

Hats, Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, Project of the Week, Yarn

Projects of the Week (November 11th)

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It is monday again, which means another Project of the Week Post! well for this week, I will tell you about the three projects I have in the works, so it is more of a Projects of the Week post.

This week I have been working on hats using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Dark Orchid. I have the infinity scarf I have been working on using Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn in True Red as my purse project for when I get to work early, or get somewhere early, and I have a tube scarf (aka my knitting in the round project) in the works, using Deborah Norville Collection Serenity Garden Yarn in Gems.

I am still working on hats because I still have quite a bit of smaller skeins, baby yarn, and partial skeins of yarn that wouldn’t make a sweater or go with something I have, and I really don’t want to buy more yarn for sweaters, or other projects to be donated since I have so much around here as it is. I am trying to get as much of this yarn used up as I can before buying any more yarn for projects for kids in need.

I am working to get my infinity scarf done in the next month, before the Christmas events get into full swing. The tube scarf I am making is for practicing knitting in the round, so that I can get more comfortable with it before I try knitting socks again.

For work I use a knitting machine, but I prefer hand knitting, and it is more relaxing, and I enjoy doing it in my free time. I have been knitting with knitting needles for so long that it is second nature to me now, and for the most part, (other than knitting in the round or doing a more complex knit pattern), I can knit by feel, and I don’t have to be looking at it all the time.

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End of October Knitting Projects

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I am back with a new Project of the Week, and a new day for the Project of the Week Series. Beings that for the time being anyway, I don’t work on monday’s I will be doing my Project of the Week posts on Monday’s instead of Wednesdays.

This past week I have been working on hats for kids in need, and an infinity scarf for myself. I have not been getting a lot of work done on the projects during the work week because I have been busy, and friday night I went out of town for a baby shower after I got off of work.

For the baby hats I have been using a skein of Bernat Baby Sport yarn in Candy, and for the infinity scarf I am using Lion Brand Jiffy Yarn in True Red. For the infinity scarf I am also using the moss stitch to give it some texture, and I am knitting it with size 11 needles.

Hats, Knitting, Knitting for Kids in Need, Knitting Projects, Yarn

Knitting News

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I know I have been away for a bit, but I am trying to get back into the blogging groove as I adjust to a new job and was out of town for a week.

Since I started my job, I have been learning how to use a knitting machine, which got me thinking here in the last couple of days, that if I can learn how to use a knitting machine, there is nothing but myself stopping me from learning how to knit socks, which is something I really want to learn how to do now. I am also wanting to make boot liners for rubber boots for myself, and I figured that would be the perfect project to use some Fishermen’s Wool that a friend of mine picked up for me, when she found it greatly discounted, because a particular store was closing out their stock of it.  With the help of Ravelry, pictures, and Youtube tutorials, there are plenty of resources out there to help me learn how to knit socks and boot liners.

Today I have been working on finishing up a child size hat that I have had in the works for the last few days. I have also been been working on an infinity scarf here lately, I worked on it a bit at the baby shower I went to yesterday. Yesterday was the baby shower for a friend of mine who loves purple, so I had knit her a purple baby blanket and purple baby hat and put a package of baby wipes and a pack of two minnie mouse pacifiers with it.


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Canadian Knitting

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While I was away for my cousin’s wedding I did get a child size hat worked on, but it is only part way done, beings that I went to Canada for my cousin’s wedding, and to help my aunt where she needed help.

While I was in Canada, I taught my oldest cousin’s fiancee (the youngest of that family is the one who got married.) how to knit, she picked it up quickly.

The wedding in and of itself was pretty, it was outdoors at Ootsa Lake Bible Camp, which was a very pretty setting for the event.

Now that I am home, I am trying to get things back to normal so that I can start a new job, and get back to my normal life after this week long vacation.

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Have Yarn, Will Knit Hats!

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This week, I have continued to work on hats for children living in rural India. The hats I was working on over the weekend, I was working on using up the last of the yarn I had used to make a baby blanket for a friend of mine’s foster daughter. What was left of that large 9.8 ounce skein of Bernat Baby Sport Yarn, I had plenty to make the blanket, as well as several hats.

I have also been using what I have left of a skein of Lion Brand pound of love skein of yarn, that I purchased in order to make a Christmas gift for a friend. Since that is done, I am now using what is left of that skein to also make hats.

I have also started in on a skein of Bernat Baby Sport yarn in Candy Print for hats. While I still have plenty of the Lion Brand yarn, I am enjoying having a cute girly yarn to work with to make a lot of child size hats.

This week I have been enjoying being able to work on hats, and having plenty of yarn to choose from to make these hats.