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I Need a Nap

Hello. Happy new year. Little late, but better late than never and it's still January.

As you can tell by the post title, I'm a little pooped. I haven't felt good since bedtime Friday night, and Tiri hasn't been sleeping well either.

This hasn't kept me from knitting though. I've started some more projects, but even more importantly, I've *finished* some. :)

I made myself a pair of slippers on New Years Day, because my feet were so cold my hip hurt. (2013 came in like a lion here!) It turned out to be fortunate, because the next day I came down with a *something* that had me in bed for several days, and not good for much for a few days after that, during which I had body aches and such chills that made the body ache worse.

Here they are:

They're made with Red Heart Super Saver, one strand of variegated green that I got at Walmart last winter, and one strand of a nice color called Frosty Green that my aunt bought for me recently.

I also made a couple more hats for Outreach to Appalachia. They were packed up, along with a few others I had around, to total a donation of 13 hats in various sizes and the pair of baby booties in my previous post.

This is Lilacs and Plums, which is baby sized:

This is Seven by Three hat, which was my own design. It should fit a teen or a woman.

And this is Icy Knit Hat.

They should be there by now, I hope, and keeping 13 people warmer. :)

I like these FOs, I am proud of them of and of what they will be doing. But this project is my favorite. It is called Hopeful Sleepy Sack.

Tiri got a hold of this when I was making it and made me have to take out over 600 stitches, but I recovered and redid it. This is going to be put away for if we have another baby. I am making a hat to match. It has 100 stitches per round, 20 rounds of ribbing, each variegated non-ribbed stripe has 15 rounds, and the brown stripes have, from narrowest to widest, 8, 10, 12 and 14. I kitchenered it shut at the bottom. If the Google calculator is right, that's 12,400 stitches, and each one of them hope and love for another baby of our own.

I don't know when another will come along for us, but I had to make this. I am working on a wee hat to match. :) <3


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