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WeDneSdaY WIP….on a roll

Making these baby blankets for charity and love the double crochet stitch.

Using Premier Candy Shop yarn…baby soft. 4 ply using a K hook. A few more skeins for additional blankets.

 

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Two color long tail cast on

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.

 

Wednesday WIP

 

#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!

 

On my needles…

 

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Charity knitting for newborn babies on my needles. The perfect on-the-go project.

 

 

 

Charity knitting …

WIP Wednesday…on my needles.

I switched it up this week and started using large needles… making a garter stitch throw (in Oatmeal) that will  go to charity. There are enough projects my Stitch & Bitch work on, this one is going to: The VA Nursing Home.

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WIPS: Ear warmers

I’m still working on  a few of these neat ear warmers to gift to the Asst Managers at our Panera for Christmas. I used Stitch, Stitch Boom pattern. The Moss stitch has great texture. I used Vanna’s Choice 4 ply yarn. This one is actually a dark Brick color, the other is a Dusty Purple.

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival 

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!!

 

WIP Wednesday

Using my favorite cotton making a few dishcloths. Also  on my needles, a cotton baby blanket #GarterStitch
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