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not sure if i should write a pattern for this one

January 1, 2010

I have a Jewish friend who asked for a hat for Hanukkah.  I had started on a very pretty tweed-looking hat when he texted me and asked if I could put Diesel in his hat — Diesel being his 100 lb. black dog.  It took me a while to figure out how I might do it.  I ended up deciding on making a basic hat pattern but then I took a pattern for a dishcloth with a dog on it because I couldn’t find a dog hat.  Instead of doing the knitting and purling it called for, I changed between the two colors.  Here’s a picture of the hat.

Puppy Beanie Design

Puppy Beanie

I think it’s a great pattern for a dog lover.  Plus, there aren’t any dog hat patterns that I could find anywhere.  Please give me some input as I took pretty careful notes as I was knitting and should be able to manage a pattern out of it!

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so much work done

December 29, 2009

I got everything but my cross stitch done.  Thankfully, I was able to find a gift for my aunt and uncle because I never got around to the cross stitch projects.  The first one that I was able to finish was Emma’s Frog Princess.  It was suppose to be a Frog Prince but because of the recent movie that came out, I thought that the Frog Princess idea would be very cute.  All I did was add a braid under the crown, but it made it very cute.

Emma's Frog Princess

I also got Michelle’s scarf finished.  I kind of pooped out at the last minute and only let it get long enough for it to go around her neck and wrap through once.  It still looks very nice, especially with the coral-colored buttons!

Michelle's Wave Scarf

Melissa’s mittens turned out great too.  The pattern has you use both US 5 & US 7 needles for them, but I kept the US 5 on the whole time because I forgot the US 7 dpn’s at home.  They turned out great and she LOVES them!

Melissa's Subway Mittens

Because my mom was off from work on the Monday before we left for Pittsburgh, I wasn’t able to get either of her projects done.  While we were in Pittsburgh we went to Knit One, which was just an amazing yarn store, we got some Ozark Handspun and I made her a wonderful cowl out of it.  This ended up being a replacement Christmas present and it turned out just wonderfully!

Mom's Ozark Handspun Cowl

That was all of my holiday knitting that I got done on the trip.  Because I got my tonsils out yesterday, I will have even more time on my hands to get more knitting projects done.  I can’t wait to get to them and be able to share them with you as well!  Hope everyone had a wonderful and  Merry Christmas.  If I don’t post before New Year’s Eve, Happy New Year to everyone as well!

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snowflake hat

December 5, 2009

Never thought I’d actually knit something for a guy, but here I am worried that I shouldn’t even give it to him! haha =] I knitted the Snowflake Hat [here]. I think it turned out pretty good too, let me know what you think!

 

snowflake hat

My biggest issue with it is that it seems a little long, but since it’s for a guy whose head is bigger than mine [hahaha] I should be just fine. I’d recommend scrunching up the top rows that look like a tree, since it also comes to a slight point at the top. Altogether though, I’d definately recommend it!