Tuesday, October 16, 2012

~ Knitting ~



As the cooler weather sets in, I have begun to knit more! It is a comfy, cozy hobby that I really enjoy. This past week, I finished an apple baby hat (being shown by Maudie the Model). I have always done pumpkin hats in the past...but ran out of orange yarn so I decided to make an apple hat! It turned out super-cute!



I was able to purchase some more orange pumpkin yarn yesterday so I began knitting up some more pumpkin hats too...as a couple ladies at my spin class ordered them! So around and around I knit on my circular needles until I start decreasing at the top of the hat...then I have to move onto double-pointed needles...and continue decreasing. Then I finish up with a brown i-cord for the stem. I knit a green leaf and attach it at the top and then one hat is finished!



Jaxson has been begging for Madelyn and I to teach him to knit. He wants to learn in the worst way. He has big hopes of making lots of wonderful things. So, Madelyn and I have taken turns showing and helping him...



This photo ended up quite blurry....but I still thought it was cute seeing Jaxson giving knitting a try...


Xavier worked hard at his schoolwork today so he can go horseback riding with Grammie (my mom) later this afternoon...


Are you working on any projects? I would love to hear about them! Thanks so much for dropping by!

Warmly,
Katy

17 comments:

  1. Hi Katy, I tried knitting, took a class and still not too good at it, guess I need to practice more, I do crochet and I am working on a large throw for my step daughter and her husband for xmas... I love to crochet and cross stitch... I have been working on xmas primitive goodies for a shop that I put my crafts in on consignment.. I do tole painting, wood working and use antiques and transform them into useful decorative items... I will have to post more pictures on my blog when I get a chance... you'll have to take a peek at some of my stuff.. Have a wonderful day and tell your little one to not give up he will probably get it.. it's cute your daughter teaching him.. she must be pretty good herself.
    Blessings
    ~Rhonda~

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  2. Oh how adorable those little apple hats are!!! I have no idea how to knit, but I always wished I did.

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  3. Would you be willing to share the pattern for the pumpkin hat? Or a link to the pattern?

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    1. Actually, I don't use a pattern! I just cast on a certain number of stitches to make it as big as I want to for a certain size and work at a K2P2 rib for a few rounds and then I knit for usually 6 inches or so and then begin decreasing in the rounds! :) I switch to the dpn's as it gets smaller and then when I get down to only 2 or 3 stitches left on the needle, I make an Icord with brown yarn. :)

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  4. What an adorable apple hat! Hmmm, wonder if I have any reddish yarn lying around here. So sweet to see Madelyn working with Jaxson. Hope Xavier has fun riding. I am working on a Sampler stitch crochet afghan. I have nothing on my hooks right now, so a hat would be a great take a long project.

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  5. What a cute idea with your apple hats!!! I love the pumpkin hats you make too! I'm working on an afghan (crocheting) for my in-laws for a Christmas gift. And I've been sewing....a skirt for myself and a couple for my daughter. :) Have a wonderful week!

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  6. just beautiful, I love it!
    your kids are precious!

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  7. LOVE the apple hat! so cute!
    also love that Jax wants to knit! maybe someday maddy can teach El! ;)

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  8. It's so nice to visit your cozy blog and home:)
    Your children are really growing up quickly!
    What a nice family time to share knitting together.
    I'm wondering about your yummy homemade bread, Katie. I see the pics in your sidebar and the "ends" of your bread are so even and flat. I use a certain old recipe which calls for me to "roll" my bread before baking...which comes out nicely; except for the fact that I never like the way the "ends" are...they're uneven and bumpy and difficult to get a nice slice off of. Would you share with me how you get the "ends" of your loaves so nice? THANKS!

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  9. Well, Katy...I used to so enjoy all my qilting projects a few years ago and then I got under the weather for two years and only now am starting to feel a bit better. so right now i am keeping things small. I am making a small wall quilt, sewing a pin cushion and a needle keep. All small projects to make myself feel good when I get them done. It's fun though. I love your hats. I wish we had little ones to wear those small hats again. Our two youngest granchildren are 13. But you keep up the good work. I used to love to put them on my kids. They were great to keep the ears covered and to protect against ear aches. Love and blessing, dear......

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  10. The apple hat is adorable! I have been covering some shoe boxes with cloth and crocheting some headbands, wash cloths, and little scrubbie dots to go in them to gift to a friend's children. Grand boy has been drawing pictures and putting them in the boxes too.

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  11. I love the apple hat! I may need to knit one for my granddaughter!

    I am working on a grey alpaca scarf for a gift for Christmas!

    Deanna

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  12. Beautifully done! I wish I could knit like that. We have been learning to knit here and it has been so fun! Have a lovely day!

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  13. Hi Katy!
    I wanted to tell you that I got little Noah a pumpkin hat made. He had it on in Target and a man stopped and told him that he really did like his pumpkin hat. I thought he was cute with it on. That hat has gone home to SF now along with Noah. Oh, how I miss him. He was a baby when they were home Christmas and now he is a "little man". I don't know when we will see him again because they will not be coming home for Christmas. They have a wedding to be Dec. 30, so that would rush them.
    Take care! Love ya! Marie

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  14. What cute little hats. You can't start kiddies too early learning about crafts! Love that he's having a go.

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  15. beautiful hats Katy...love when you show your knitting projects..

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  16. Beautiful. I love the hats. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

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Warmly, Katy