Still Knitting Simple Things

I think the reason I am still knitting simple things is because the stress level has been extremely high lately. It started a couple of weeks ago when I got 4 new Kinders in one week. Are you kidding me. Then the following week we had parent teacher conferences. Those are always stressful because you never know how some of them are going to go. I do have to say that my principal is great about setting in one conferences. I like having him in there just encase the parent starts getting upset. The stress continues. I have four little boys in my room that have behavior problems and I never know from one minute to the next what is going to happen. I found out yesterday that I am going to get another new little boy. Agh ! We also have the end of the 9 weeks in a couple of weeks. On the bright side Spring Break is around the corner and I am so ready.

Onto knitting. I am still working on my Sock Yarn Blanket. I love love working on these little squares. This is my second attempt at making the blanket. The first time I was making the little squares. You cast on 31 stitches. This makes really small squares. I think I got defeated because it was going to take forever and a lot of squares. After watching Fiber By Design podcast I decided to make the larger squares. Lydia and Sara are making a sock yarn blanket also, but they are making their squares larger than what the pattern calls for. They said they cast on 63 stitches. I decided to give it another try and I love the size of each square.

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I needed some instant gratification so I got out my Addi Express Knitting machine. I made a few more charity hats. This time I made them with a brim. I think I might have to keep the slouchy gray one for myself. I also love the Pom Poms. They are so fun and easy to make.

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I picked up some more yarn from Picket Fence Quilt Co to make another shop model. I decided on the Easy Scarf by Martina Behm. This is another pattern that is easy. Doesn’t take any brain cells to knit. I love this pattern so far.

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I haven’t done any spinning this week. It seems like a lot of effort I don’t have right know.

I did contact a designer and am doing a test knit for her. Shh I can’t share with you right now, but I will later.

I’m off to do a little crafting before herding cats all day. Have a great week and see you next time.

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Simple Knitting

For a few weeks I have been doing a lot of unknitting. Not sure what is going on. It might be the head cold that I have been fighting since before Christmas. I decided to pick up some simple knitting, because one is not productive when they reverse knit.

First project I finished up is Bankhead by Susie Gourlay. I love this pattern and can see knitting up some more of them. I used Schoppel Wolle Reggae Ombre. This yarn is wonderful.

The other simple knitting project I did is the Vanilla Socks [Toe-up & afterthought heel]by Carle’ Dehning. I didn’t do the afterthought heel. I did Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist. The yarn is Zitron Trekking XXL. Love this yarn also.

I got on the band wagon for the left over sock yarn blankets that are going around. I decided to cast on 63 stitches. I love the size of the blocks. I have done 3 blocks in the past two days. I can understand now why everyone loves these little blocks. They are fun and simple to knit. Not much brain power is used for these.

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I have also done a little bit of spinning on my Turkish Spindle. Not sure what the fiber is.

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Till next time.

Donna