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The start of a scarf commission. I am jealous; though I made my scarf from the same color lot, my scarf is made of much older yarn. This scarf is much softer than mine!

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A completed baseball cap for T! The dishes are also done, and I have only a few clothes left to handwash. On my crochet hook now is the start of a tam, size small. :-)

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matching tam and scarf

Tam and Matching Scarf. I made them from a large skein I've had in my stash for a few years. I think I'll go out, today, just to give myself an excuse to wear them!
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crochet baseball caps
Wool Baseball Caps
22 January 2010
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Pattern: "Superfly", from Get Your Crochet On! Hip Hats & Cool Caps, by Afya Ibomu
Yarn: 2 skeins Patons Canadiana
Hook: Size H
Time to Complete: 1 day

blue crochet fedora

You can see the stitching better in this shot:

blue crochet fedora
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Knitting my first sock

Spiral Tube Socks, from Patons, Size 9/10
Yarn: Red Heart Ltd. Heart & Sole Spring Stripe (Super Fine), 70% wool, 30% nylon


This is my first time working with yarn so fine. It is also my first time knitting socks! I'm excited to see how these turn out.

I'm finally venturing forth out of the world of acrylic yarn and experimenting with other fibers. For example, I knit a washcloth last week out of 100% cotton. I'm so enjoying the sensation of working with something other than acrylic, I may be hard-pressed to go back.

Alas, the plastic bag I have been carrying this project in has seen better days. If I must carry my knitting with me, it may be time for me to invest in a proper cloth bag. I need it to be small enough to fit into my knapsack, though.

By the way, for all of you Ravelry fans out there, I am wlotus there, too.
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Yarn Brand: Red Heart
Weight: Worsted/Medium
Color: 0313 Aran (no dye lot)


I altered the original pattern to make the sock top 60 stitches long, instead of 30. I also used a 4.00mm hook, as I did not have the 4.50mm hook the pattern called for.

Crocheted knee socks

These socks are thick: perfect for lounging around the house on chilly days or wearing outside in winter. They just fit my women's size 10.5 casual shoes. My next pair will be made of sportweight yarn, so I can wear them in the spring/summer.
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I was on the phone with T when she delivered the hat. The recipient squealed and marveled and gave thanks over and over again. I am just as thrilled with her reaction as she is with the hat. :-)

Now I am crocheting knee socks. For my first-ever time, I am using worsted weight yarn, but I intend to use sock weight yarn for my next pair of socks. I also need to make the end stitches looser (or add a row or two), if I make another pair of knee socks. My calves are muscular, so this sock is a wee bit snug at the top.

crocheted, beige knee sock
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One of T's co-workers recently commissioned me to make a stocking cap for her based on a stocking cap she already owned. Unlike the original cap, this one is knitted in the round, which means there is no seam. I am pleased with the outcome, and I hope she is, too.



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iPod cozy

Now I can wear Vic the iPod around my neck, if I want, and his finish will be protected while he's in my pocket or bag.

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