Monday, March 30, 2015

Pattern for Hipster Hat Now for Sale

The pattern I wrote up while knitting my son's striped hipster hat is now available for purchase on both Ravelry and Craftsy for $2.00.

 You can really get creative with color combinations. I might knit this again with a self-striping yarn for the brim and pom-pom, or for a couple of the stripes.

If you like how it turned out and would like to support my knitting hobby (pattern writing is definitely NOT my day job!), feel free to buy a copy of the pattern!

Thank you!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Two Weeks in a Row!

I'm really getting uncreative with my titles, aren't I?

I'm pretty excited to share a substantial amount of progress on my Batterslea Hall sweater for the second week in a row. This is my productivity during the last half of my spring break last week.
You can see the waist shaping at the bottom edge of the photo.

I'm past the subtle waist shaping and now I just have rows and rows of knitting in the round until there's 15" total from cast on edge. From there I'll begin shaping for the v-neck and armholes.
Each stripe is approximately an inch thick.

Oh yeah, reading? Back to the grindstone, face-deep in nursing textbooks.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It's been a while...

I'm on spring break this week and I'm glad to be back sharing my projects again. I've been working slowly on my mom's sweater but all I have to show for three months of work is a couple of sleeves and the beginning of the sweater body. What can I say, classes are difficult and the minimal free time I do have, I play my cello. It helps clear my mind and helps me think. Lately I haven't gotten that effect from knitting since I have self-imposed jobs and deadlines with my projects. With my music I can just play and relax. I think practicing again helped me pass my latest test last week.

Anyway, the knitting:

I love the way the yarn looks self striping even though I'm using two totally different yarns. My sleeves are the exact same size...the beauty of knitting in stripes makes it incredibly easy to match lengths...I just count the stripes. I even had time over this last weekend to cast on for the sweater body.

As for reading, my oldest is going to have to start some form of school in the next six months and my mother in law gave me some great books that she has relied on for 20 years of homeschooling:

So while I've mostly been skimming, I have almost finished the book, "Raising Catholic Children." It is mostly a memoir with advice peppered throughout on beginning good prayer habits, and incorporating faith into the day-to-day lives of your children. I finished Sherlock but I think I mentioned that in my last post, back in February.

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