Thursday, January 13, 2022

Projects for cold winter days

 Mostly knitting these days.


I keep a stash of hand knit socks for folks who want or need them 


My scrappy sweater nearing completion. It has short sleeves and is long enough to cover my behind on the COLDEST days. The short sleeves because I wear a long sleeve cotton tshirt under.  I'm using up bits and bobs of warm colors from my stash. 


I knit this toque for my brother in law last Christmas. I think he really likes it because he wears it a LOT


Hats I knit for the girls last Christmas. Marlene says she gets a lot of compliments when she wears hers. They are fun knits. I might whip up a few more in the near future.


Sorting complimentary colors on the diningroom table. As you can see, I've cast on another hat. Still undecided what pattern it will have. We still have too much Christmas candy hanging around.  I think it's time to hide it. 




Miss Kitty in the mitten basket. Her other favorite spot is a basket of DIRTY laundry.

Late edit: in certain light conditions, I can't distinguish between brown and purple. Wouldn't you know, one sleeve cuff is purple! I have to rip-p-p-p-p it back and start over. I so wanted that sweater finished tomorrow 😫


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  1. Your toques are so cute! I haven't knit in so long. I started felting again so I wouldn't feel like such a slug just watching TV! And Miss Kitty looks like she could be Lizzie's cousin! Love the socks. Keep cozy!

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    1. I tried felting, but just couldn't grasp the concept.

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  2. Oh my! Love your work. Is your sweater a top-down? Isn't it great to make something to suit your needs, the way you want to use it? Love your Alaska hats. That Kitty is just beautiful. We used to have a tabby like that, only less white on her nose, and she had four white boots...Boots was her name. I rescued her as a feral kitten, and it took a while to gain her trust, but she was my cat..wherever I was, she'd be. Thank you for posting your work.

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    1. sweater is a top down. I just forget the name of the pattern. I used it as a guide for dividing body and sleeves and then just ran with it.
      Miss Kitty was feral too. M. was at his friends farm when they were doing last hay cut in midSeptember. Late in the evening another farmer came and hauled a big trailer out of the field with his tractor, in preparation for the cut next day. M. went out at the crack of dawn to have a smoke (he was still smoking in those days) and he heard this pitiful kitty sound so we went looking. This wee thing with her eyes not even fully open lunged toward him. He went in the barn where he found a greasy old rag and a one quart berry basket and hustled the wee thing home (a three hour drive!) We had to bottle feed her and wipe her bottom and bathe her. She is fully bonded to M. now, me, the person who fed her and cleaned her, well, not so much.

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  3. All great looking knitting projects you have done! I like the hats. My mom enjoyed knitting hats and socks. I used to knit baby blankets but that was years ago. Haven't picked up knitting needles in probably a good 25 years. Cute cat :)

    betty

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    1. People always need hats, socks and mittens.

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  4. Sue crochets, you knit, I sit around. :)

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    1. I go absolutely mad sitting around. My partner says the only time I'm not moving is when I'm in a deep sleep, and even then, not 100%. Have to keep my hands busy.

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  5. Well done for rescuing that kitty!
    You do good work, knitting. Great projects.

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    1. Thank you Jenn. The sweater is a really ugly thing, but it's for me and as I like it. VERY big on volume too, lol. I am always knitting for other people.

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  6. Must admit I've never taken up knitting.

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    1. It's very therapeutic Stew. My favorite knitting/spinning teacher is of the male gender too, I might add.

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  7. Kitty likes those spots because they are wool and you.

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    1. Unfortunately Kitty does Not like me. She hisses and growls at me when I pet her.

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  8. Your projects are beautiful and very practical for the winter. Knitted socks would be so warm!
    Love the kitty in the basket, look at those green eyes!

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