Although you wouldn't know it by my last couple of posts, there has been knitting going on around here. Actually, make that knitting and crocheting going on.
I posted a couple of weeks ago about the first preemie hat I made for the K3tog Preemie Hat Knitalong. I had anticipated making several more when all of a sudden, I looked at the calendar and realized that the month is almost over! How did that happen?
I had been crocheting a little hat in the style that my friend's grandmother taught me 100 years ago when I was in high school. It should have taken me only a couple of hours to do, but because of my inattention to the calendar (and apparently to the hat) it took me over a week! Well, since I cannot send just two itty bitty hats, I decided I'd look for a quick crochet pattern and whip up a few more itty bitty hats.
These hats all use leftover acrylic yarns - Caron Simply Soft, Bernat Softee Baby, Plymouth Jelli Beenz and size "H" crochet hook.
Clover personally tested the hats on her baby:
I did crochet one extra one for her baby to keep; I didn't get a picture of that though.
Hubby mentioned recently that he'd like some more hand knit socks, so I went stash diving and found the perfect yarn for some mansocks . I told hubby that these would take awhile because I have some other projects I really want to get done but I've been working on them a bit here and there. I brought them to the doctor's office with me yesterday and when the doctor appologized for making me wait, I told him it was fine because I got some knitting done. I don't know about you, but I don't mind waiting in the doctor's office as long as I have my knitting with me; I actually kind of like it.
Cascade Sassy Stripes (superwash) yarn
The Replacement Sweater is coming along nicely. I've tried it on and believe it will be a nice fit; a little loose but not huge.
Yarn: Cascade Ecological Wool
Needles: Size 9 circular
Of course Clover had to inspect it: