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Hometown USA Neckwarmer

I started a new project today, and I am so pleased with it that I decided to post the pattern I made up for it.


This is it. It's soft and comfy, but dense enough that it's not going to let much cold air through. Here is the pattern:

*Materials*

1 skein Lion Brand Hometown USA
#10 1/2 (6.5mm) 16 or 20 inch circular knitting needle
Scissors
Tapestry needle

*Gauge* About 2 1/2 st. to the inch in stockinette

Directions:

Cast on 80 stitches loosely.Join without twisting to form a circle.

Round 1: Knit 2, purl 2 around.

Round 2-7: Repeat round 1.

Round 8-13: Knit around.

Round 14-21: Knit 2, purl 2 around.

Bind off loosely (I used a larger needle for this part, but you don't have to.) Weave in your ends, trim tails.

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And there you have it. This would make a good beginner pattern since there is no shaping, and it's a pretty fast project so it gives a real sense of accomplishment.

If you make this pattern, check me out on Ravelry, I always love seeing other people's fini…

Absent Again...

Hi. I'm back. Actually, the computer is back. (Yay.) We got the newest one, whose screen wouldn't light up one morning for no reason at all, fixed. It was still warrantied so it went off and got some new parts and now it's good as new.

I'm cruising along in the pregnancy. I feel pretty good, though getting bigger and less comfortable, especially when trying to sleep. I miss sleeping on my stomach! Soon, though, I will be able to again since it's less than three months till Freddy should be here!

Speaking of how soon it is till Freddy is expected, I've been working on gathering things. I need to get more stuff for him, and today I started making a registry on Walmart.com. I don't know that I will be having a shower, but if anyone wants to get something I can send them there.

I'm working on projects for Freddy too, of course! A few weeks ago I bought a Wild Things stamped cross stich baby quilt kit at Joanna to embroider for him. I have almost all of the …