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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Finally - another hat finished!

I finally finished this hat, which is a Head Huggers pattern!  It was super easy, knit on straight needles, so I didn't even have to attempt to use dpns and has a cute texture that I think will look great in just about any yarn type.






The pattern can be found here:  http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/kpatt25.htm

I have got to get busy!  So much yarn, so little time to knit!  Looking forward to a three day weekend when hopefully I can get some things finished.  I am trying to make some videos for www.allfreeknitting.com too! 

I recently spent some time getting Delaware Head Huggers to have more of a presence on facebook and hits to the website are way up! 

Well, got to go cast on another hat!

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Donations of all kinds!

What a week!  Not only did I receive a wonderful box filled with brand new yarn just waiting to be made into hats but I also received a bunch of blankets and a couple of boxes of hats as well! 

I decided to give some blankets to the Delaware State Police Victims Services units - now troopers will be able to bring a blanket to any child involved in a domestic incident, or any incident. Hopefully, a blanket will give some comfort during a stressful time.  So about 70 blankets are packaged and ready to be delivered this weekend.

In the meantime, I've been keeping my fingers busy knitting also. I made a mesh dishcloth for my Mom, since regular dishcloths are too bulky for her liking.  It came out nicely and the colors yell "SPRING!"


I also managed to get a couple of hats knit - one on the loom, one on needles for Delaware Head Huggers.






I've started another kids hat using Louisa Harding Kashmir Baby yarn.  I've never knit with that before and I'm in love.  It is just a beautiful yarn - so soft, the colors are gorgeous AND it's machine washable!