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Sunday, October 23, 2011

YoP with pictures

 
I did not post last week as I was in Las Vegas with my hubby and our best friends.  We celebrated our 36th wedding anniversary there!  Had a great time and since we drove I managed to get quite a bit of fibery goodness taken care of.

Here are a couple of pictures for you.

 Here are the bedsocks I started the day before we left and finished while on the road.  This is using the Sweet Tomato Heel by Cat Bordhi.  It is truly the easiest heel I have ever done.  I had the pattern memorized in about 3 rows!  I plan on doing many more socks with this heel.  I do my socks using the magic loop, two at a time, toe up method.  Although when I got to the heel I had to put the socks on separate needles and then put them back on one needle after the heel was done.


This is Josie's hat.  Also done on magic loop.  I don't like to do ribbing on a female hat.  I like the rolled brim.  This is actually the 2nd hat I made for her.  The first one did not cover her ears so gave that to one of my co-workers for her 2 yr old grandchild.  Now I have to do a scarf for Josie too, to complete the ensemble.  But since our temperatures are still in the mid 90's I don't think she is going to need it anytime soon.

Here is my updated list:

Spiderman Blanket (Christmas) Crochet (need the yarn)
wedding ring afghan (Christmas) Crochet (have the yarn)
Log cabin lapghan (when ever) Knitted  (have the yarn!)
Hexipuff (one a day for as long as it takes) Crochet
Scarf and Mittens for Jenn (Christmas) Knitted (in progress)
LaLas prayer shawl (when ever) Knitted ( in progress)
Cancer Ribbon Shawl (when ever) Crochet ( in progress)
Alpaca/Silk Prayer Shawl (hopefully by Christmas and if not oh well) Crochet (in Progress)
Scarf for Josie (Have Yarn)

Bedsocks (Christmas)  (Have Yarn)

****Finished******
Hat and Scarf (November gift)  Knitted (finished July 2011)

Scarf for Jadin (by October 10th) Knitted  (finished October 2011)
Wedding Ring Afghan (finished in October 2011)

Bedsocks (Christmas) Crochet or knitted, haven't decided (Finished October 2011!)                
 Hat for Josie (Finished October 2011)

This is the first time in a very long time I am not actively working on a project.  I think I will start the other Wedding Ring afghan today.  Then I will have most of my Christmas projects done.  I will need to do some more bedsocks but they really don't take that long now that I have the new heel process.

Just so you don't think all I do is knit/crochet:

This is Josie dressed in her Virgin Mary costume for all Saints day.  I made this for her on Friday.  It was a pretty quick sew.  Took about 2-3 hours total with alterations and all.  She was so happy with the outfit.  She can hardly wait to wear it.

Better go and get that afghan started along with the laundry.
Happy Crafting.

10 comments:

  1. The hat is adorable. I hope my socks turnout half as good as yours :) and the smile of the recipient in that picture says it all - she loves what you have done for her

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  2. Cute bedsocks! I can't wait to try that heel. I think it'll be perfect for some Christmas stockings I'm planning to knit!

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  3. The socks looks fantastic - love how you got all the stripes to match. I must check out that heel method although I'm not too good at knitting small things in the round. The hat is gorgeous and I agree about the ribbing on female hats - the rolled edge looks so much nicer.

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  4. The socks look amazing and the hat is lovely, that is the self-patterning yarn isn't it, I think I've seen it on someone else's blog too. Well done on all your progress, las Vegas and knitting can't be bad!

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  5. The hat is adorable. Socks look very nice and soft and warm. Congrats on anniversary, glad you had such a good time.

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  6. Congratulations on your anniversary. Your FOs look super

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  7. That sock heel sounds so interesting! Cute hat for your daughter and what a sweetie in her costume. I'm so envious that you know how to sew.

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  8. Great costume! For a minute, I was wondering why that baby was so stiff :) before I noticed it was a doll.

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  9. Happy anniversary! Great socks, hat and costume. How wonderful to be able to give smiles like that :)

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  10. Nice socks!...and I agree totally on how easy the Sweet Tomato heel is, and any socks currently in progress that are not past the heel am changing from pattern directions to this one ....really like the fit, too !

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