Location: Crescent City, California, United States

I love to make things with my hands. My current passions are knitting and spinning.

Monday, May 09, 2011

More Guppie Hats and other Finished Objects!

I have 2 more Guppie hats to add to the list of hats that I have knit recently. They sure are fun to knit, and what a fun and easy gift to make. I plan on knitting some to put away for future gifts.

I knit these 2 hats using Plymoth Yarns Encore Colorspun Worsted as the main color. Then I chose coordinating colors for the lips, fins and tail.
I still want to make one that looks like Nemo! I have the yarn, now I just need to squeeze it in between all my other projects!

I have finished a few things for myself (I know shock and awe - once in awhile I do knit for myself!). The first is socks knit from Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball yarn. They are a simple pattern that I adapted from a one-skein sock yarn project book. There are cables on the cuff, although they are hard to see in the picture.
I have also finished the Multnomah shawlette that I started before Christmas. It is knit with Noro sock yarn. The first time I finished it, it seemed too small and there was still a portion of the ball left. I couldn't see leaving that much yarn to sit around waiting to be used for something, so I undid my cast-off edged and knit the shawl using as much of the yarn as I could and still have enough left to bind-off.

It only took me about 2 weeks after finishing it to get the blocking done. I am soo proud of myself. It takes me forever to do finishing work. My goal was to have it done to take on vacation at the end of this week (and to be able to wear it to Black Sheep at the end of June).
In other news, all the kids are doing well at this time. Son #2 finally got full time work, God answered our prayers for him. Son #1 is still working, I pray the mine he is working in will continue to have work for him until a better job comes along.

Son #3 will be working at a Christian youth camp for the 1st 6 weeks of his summer vacation, and as an intern youth pastor at our local church for the last part of his vacation. He is one busy boy and God has blessed him with many good opportunities to work in his chosen field. He is just finishing his Sophomore year at college, 1/2 way through!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day -I heard from all 3 of my boys, and 2 of their girlfriends- all wishing me a Happy Mother's day! I felt very loved.

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