Posts Tagged ‘Mermaid socks hat’

Mermaid Hat is Finished

March 30, 2011

I am very happy with the results.  I was a little worried about the decreases.  Basically, I followed Lucy Neatby’s instructions for the sock toe, but with several more repeats.  It wasn’t hard at all.  On the last row, I kept knitting two together until there were four stitches left.  Then, I made a short I-cord.  I’ve already started a little scarf.  I’m still fooling around with it.  The diagonal stripes should be on both sides of the scarf.  That’s the problem!

I signed up for two classes at MD Sheep & Wool.  Now, it’s ‘wait and see’ if I get in or not.  I had forgotten to look earlier.  I had to print out the application and MAIL it in with TWO CHECKS.  Jeez!

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I Haven’t Opened My Laptop in Days

March 22, 2011

I am definitely out of Standard mode and into Daylight Saving mode.  I wasn’t so sure it would happen last week.  I took me a few days to get cranked up.  I think Friday really did it for me.  It was in the upper 70s and I could sit outside and look over the water.  Even though it has cooled down and rained, I still feel good. 

I made two of these for our bedside tables.  Sweetums had asked for something for his, so I made a matching set.  It was a lot of fun, but it used a lot of embroidery thread, almost a 1000 meter spool.  I made these from a fat quarter bundle.  There’s still a lot left.  I could make runners for our dressers.  It would look better than what is there now.  Maybe.  The thing is– I’ve all ready started a small quilt.  It should cover the dining room table.

 This hat is going well.  I am almost ready to start decreasing which may get a little tricky.  I don’t want the decreases to look too obvious and still keep the same look.  I am going to need some quiet time.  I’m going to Reisterstown for a few days, so maybe then when my son is at work.  Who am I kidding?  I’ll probably go shopping.  I’ve all ready printed out the JoAnn’s coupon and am thinking about which yarn shops to visit.