Sunday, November 11, 2007

Small little projects..

I spent today going through my yarn and organizing it. It's nice to re-remember what all I have. Even though I'm on Ravelry, I don't have all my stash uploaded because I'm just plain lazy.

One of the things that I did was to put all my remnant yarns in one central location. That's what I use when I'm making baby hats, so having the colors all together can let me see exactly what it is that I have to work with. After doing that, I made a hat:

Pattern: My favorite trusty Basic Knit Hat, Free
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy, Leftover from another project
Needles: Size 7 DPNs
Time: 2 hours

I'm in the Monthly Dishcloth KAL group, although I can't remember the last time that I actually did the KAL. One of the members just lost her husband so the group has banded together to make her an afghan. Every one is supposed to make the same heart cloth in whatever cotton they have laying around.. so I did.

Pattern: Victoria's Heart Pattern, Free
Yarn: SnC, Robin's Egg Blue; less than $1
Needles: Size 6 straights
Time: About 1.5 hours

I'm going home for Thanksgiving next Friday (YAAAAY!!!), and I'm hoping to have a few more hats done to deliver before then. Right now I've only made 3 newborn caps since my last delivery in August, and three just doesn't seem like too much.

I've been knitting for me a little too much and not knitting for others as much as I should. On that note, I'm hoping to debut my first completed handmade sweater this week!! I just have one more section of ribbing to go. The best part about it?? It fits.


Anonymous said...

Hooray, Tennessee for Thanksgiving!!

Opal said...

What a cute little dishcloth!

Sarah said...

Three hats totally count! But I also can't wait to see the sweater.

Elaine said...

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, and if this is the first sweater you've knit for yourself, you have not been knitting too much for yourself! Remember, you deserve it.

3 hats is terrific fine. If you're flying, take along some yarn and needles (there's no problem doing that these days) and knit a hat or 2 in the airport and on the plane. I do small projects like hats or socks on planes all the time and at least you feel like you're accomplishing something.

Jen said...

Cute hat!

I am glad that you get to home for Thanksgiving!

Stacie said...

So organized, setting up your remnants for easy mixing! I love the hat Amanda!

hakucho said...

Cute hat (- love the color mix) and cute cloth :)

happy knitting and happy Thanksgiving :)