Skip to main content

A Hat.... Etc.

This last Tuesday, May 15, Jerek and I loaded up and took a little road trip to Madison, WI. There was a reason for going, he was taking the exam to get certified to be a crop sprayer. The drive was about 5 hours down there, to sit and wait for him in the waiting area while Tiri played on the floor, to have about a six hour drive back.

How did it grow by an hour? We were stuck on this side of Mauston, WI by what turned out to be a member the this country's military who can't drive. They used one of their large, tank-like Hummer things to run over one of those big wagons things that they have out to tell people to move over, etc during road work.

*Heavy sigh*

Babies don't like traffic jams. We were there for a good hour. Admittedly, though, I was glad that it was the kind of accident that it was, as it looked like there wasn't really any oppurtunity for bodily damage in this accident. I am not taking into account what happened to the soldier when his CO heard about what he did.

On the way down to Madison I finished my Flared Shell Brimmed Hat for Pine Ridge:


I was pleased with how it turned out and I am also pleased that it is finished. I like the design and the pattern, but A) those shells get old after a while, and B) I can only work with cotton for so long. I can crochet with it longer and with more comfort than knitting though.

I had hoped to have more Finished Objects than this to show for that long of a car ride, but it did not happen. I did get halfway down the sleeve on the little sideways garter stitch baby sweater I am working on out of some vintage Wool-Ease. I should note that it is my second sleeve, and once I get the sleeve done and bound off, I have only the finishing work to do. :)

The pattern for the hat can be found here. (Although clicking my other link up there would have taken you to it indirectly, as there is a link to it on that page too. It also has the yarn information and such.)

By the way, I am now a real sock knitter. :) More on that another day.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Little Crochet Mitts

I made some sweet little crochet mitts tonight, and I said well, I might as well blog about them! :)

Actually, this is how I made them.

They are size newborn+, with a bit f wriggle room. :)


Materials:

Baby weight yarn. I used Bernat Baby Sport Ombre. You don't need much.

Size F crochet hook.

Scissors and tapestry needle.

Notes:

Chain 1 and chain 2 counts as first stitch in each round.

Abbreviations used:

HDC: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
CH: chain
Sl ST: slip stitch
ST: stitch
REV SC: reverse single crochet, or crab stitch

Directions:

Chain 2. Join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: Ch. 1, work 11 hdc in ring. Join. (12 st.)

Round 2: Ch. 1, hdc in same st as join. 2 hdc in each st around. Join. (24 st.)

Round 3: Ch. 1, do not work in same st as join. Hdc in each st around. Join. (24 st.)

Round 4-11: Ch. 1, work 1 hdc in each st around. Join. (24 sts.)

Round 12: Ch. 2, dc in each st around. (24 st.)

Round 13: Ch. 1, hdc around.

Round 14: Ch. 1, rev sc around.

Fasten off, weave…

Nine Lines Washcloth

Hello again. How is everyone? It's going about the same here, Jerek's still in the same shape. I did have a nice weekend. It was the circuit assembly, which is a two day series of Bible talks that takes place every year, along with the District Convention (three days) and the Special Assembly Day (one day.) There were many upbuilding Bible-based talks, and it was good to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a while.

As you can tell by the title of the post, though, the assembly isn't the main point of my writing to you this time. I made a washcloth last week. I used a stitch pattern that I learned last fall from a afghan block. It was called Plowed Rows, but I didn't think that name fit the washcloth. Instead I am calling it Nine Lines, because it has nine lines. (I know, ain't I creative? (-:)

Here is the cloth. Not a great photo, but as good as I can do right now.





And on to the pattern.

I think this would be a great pattern to learn how to slip stitches with…

Baby Booties

Hello All!

I have a pattern to share with everyone today. I just knitted these up yesterday, and I thought they might be something others would be interested in.





I've been busy making baby things to donate to Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, WI. I just made these up on the fly yesterday. Hope you like them, and if you find a mistake leave a comment! :)

You will need:

Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

Size 7 needles

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gauge: 11 stitches to 2 inches in garter stitch.

These are worked in garter stitch throughout.

Cast on 36 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for the first 6 rows.

Row 1 of shaping: Knit 15 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker, knit 2 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker. Knit to end of row. (34 stitches)

Row 2 of shaping: Knit 14 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Slip marker. Knit 2 sti…