Time for a Holiday

283881_248029605218243_5090285_nHey Kids,

I’m taking a couple of weeks off from sharing with you. I will be working on getting organized while away and trying to see if I can finish projects and plan some new ones.

I will take plenty of pictures to share with you when I return and hope that you and your family have a wonderful holiday season.

Take some time out for you and do something to spoil yourself.

See you in the wool piles

Cricket

 

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Mini Hat and Mitten

The original pattern come from Red Heart. Their Christmas patterns have been wonderful, really enjoying the new ideas.

The original trial and error pattern as I call them I used a 4.5 mm needle to get the pattern down and all. Pj (hubby) suggested a small needle and I changed to a 3.25 mm for the second go.

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They used bright Christmas and what I call winter colors in the photo with the pattern but with writing a Chicago White Sox Blog I wanted to honor them first. The strips where slow to work and I carried the wool up the side so I didn’t have a lot of knots as I went. I will keep working as they are a quick project and will try the other hat patterns.

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First Hat Finished Plus One More Quick One.

In a mad dash to get Christmas presents done I manged to get two hats completed. One was started and one was a work in progress.

The Downton Hat I would do again but with he circular needles I would make sure the length would be correct.

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It probably needs blocked a bit and a better choice of wool but I am happy  that I managed the pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

The other hat is for my Son – in – Law, Tyler and came from the booklet called Better Homes and Gardens Wild about Woollies. It  was a 36 page free inclusion with the months edition. I found a lot of good patterns and will be trying more out later on. It was a simple Knit 4, Purl 4 for 23 centimeters, and then followed the decrease instructions.

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