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Recent Projects

I've managed to finish a few things lately. It's helped that I've been the passenger in Allen's pickup truck instead of being the driver in our (permanently broken down) van.

I finished two hats in one day on the 7th. One was knitted and one was crocheted. The knitted one is a modified version of "Hat Shaped Hat". I made it smaller, as I was using only one ball of Brown Sheep Burly Spun yarn. It's nice and soft and cozy. I am thinking of saving it for an Afghans for Afghans donation drive sometime in the future.

This is the hat:

(Again, I am sorry for the bad photos. Jerek ordered a new cable for the eepad but it won't be here for another week or so and I want to get these projects up.)

Here is the crocheted one.

This was my own design. I held a strand of Bernat Sesame (Germantown Weight) and a strand of Red Heart Classic held together. The Red Heart is dark pink and the Bernat is light blue. The Bernat is 100% wool. This hat is thus 50% wool, 50% ac…

Pine Ridge Booties

Correction as of June 2, 2018. Eyelet tow rewritten. 

Last night I had to take Jerek to the emergency room with his back pain. Of course I am not going to take him to the hospital without having yarn and needles along! I was going to make another hat (I finished two yesterday while we were out and about with my uncle Allen) but I think I am hatted out for the moment.

Instead, I made booties.

Nice, easy garter stitch booties loosely based on some that Tiri was given. I though everyone might like the pattern.

I am calling them Pine Ridge Booties because I am linking the pattern to the Bundles of Joy group on They make baby things for the OB ward of the hospital on Pine Ridge Reservation. They expect about 30 births a month and the poverty on the Rez is staggering. The things the people in this group send might be all the baby has to wear at home.


Pine Ridge Booties

Size 7US needles

Worsted weight yarn