Another way of casting on knitting (in the round) using two different color skeins of yarn. called two color cast-on. No waste of yarn or trying to estimate how much yarn to use for the cast-on. I like using two colors to make baby hats.
I’m also on a roll making my multi-colored Granny Square Crochet baby blankets….using Premier Everyday Soft Worsted Yarn. Luxurious, soft yarn… love working with it! A new fav of mine.
Work in progress…Crocheting Granny Square baby blankets for Cranio Care Bears.
Yellow like Springtime Daffodils!
#WIP – Work in progress…
itty bitty preemie baby hats (and newborn for Charity). Using my 8.5″ #8 circular needles. Depending on the size of the hat I want I cast on 35 or 42 for preemie size.
Knit around creates a rolled edge hat. At 3″ 1k. k2tog *. Cut a 10″ length of yarn, weave through the top to cinch the hat, weave in the ends.
Enjoying a recent deal on Caron Simply Soft yarn, from Michael’s….love the colors!
Always a great time up at the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival. This is 5th year going …I always have blast. We carpool up there with some of my Stitch & Bitch chicks.
We go early, walk a lot, chow down a yum falafel & shop, shop, shop!
On my hooks: Spa cloths ( using Lily Sugar & Cream yarn) using the half double crochet, the double crochet and moss stitch. I’m eagerly awaiting my Knit Picks order of their cotton yarn. I ordered light, Spring time colors like Peapod & Blush.
A local Mall is looking Springy with a really huge display of these Orchids…beautiful!!
I had to remind myself to breathe…just breathe as I watched the elections.
I am grateful to be able to practice my hobby of Crochet. I brought out my Christmas colored yarn and stitched like crazy making these.
Something good came out of that night after all: Christmas baby hats – for a local Hospital maternity ward.
Spent the day surrounded by fiber lovers – touching luxurious yarn (at the Dutchess county fairgrounds). The Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival draws thousands of fiber lovers, from all over. There are vendors galore, aisle after aisle of amazing yarn. I’m grateful for gorgeous sunny weather with temps in the 60’s = perfect day!
I bought more than I should but, I’m frugal with my yarn purchase, most of year anyway. 😉 A few skeins, but couldn’t find the Blue Moon “Fire on the Mountain” hank which I need to finish a shawl. Well, I bought another colorway to make another. I also bought some accessories (knitting needles, crochet hook, etc.), earrings, some alpaca socks (for gifts), my annual large basket purchase & of course, a falafel.
Another amazing day surrounded by yarn!!
With all the craziness going on in this world I’m grateful for my hobby of Crocheting/ Knitting …it helps keep my restless hands busy and anxious tendencies in check.
I also use some of the helpful practices given (below).
Working on a few charity projects, these prayer hearts will be sent to women who are grieving the lost of an infant (2nd and 3rd trimester).
This turquoise baby blanket is for friend’s newborn baby boy. I love working with this cheerful color.
Simple practices that help: