Thank you, blocking!

To be honest, I was worried about the tight fit of my Breaking Waves hat, and thought I might have to give it to the Wee Girl. However, after a wash and blocking it over a bowl, it fits great!

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With the colorwork, you can bet this is a warm hat! I think it’s one of the prettiest things I’ve made, and I love it!

This yarn will make you really, really, really ridiculously good-looking.

Today I picked up a few yarns to whip up some cowls for the Wee Boy’s school fundraiser. I chose BIG yarn, hoping that they’ll be really quick projects.

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I also finished the Breaking Waves hat! Last night I finished the knitting and weaving in of ends, so all I had to do today was sew the brim under.

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I was pleased withy floats, so I couldn’t resist a photo of the inside as well! The hat is blocking now. I hope it’ll stretch out somewhat with wear, because it’s kind of tight on me !

Glitch

Last night I was so excited to have reached the decreases on my Breaking Waves hat!

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Well, if you look close you’ll see my mistake.

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Oops! I was too excited about decreasing and ended up neglecting to finish the wave I’d been in the middle of!

To fix it without unknitting each stitch, I inserted the needle into the stitches of the row I was aiming for. The I pulled the needle out, and frogged a few rows until I reached the needle . and rewound the yarn .

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And luckily it was an easy fix. Soon I was back to where I was, ready to start decreasing again . Perhaps tonight I’ll finish!

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Breaking waves

This is yesterday’s progress because I’m not feeling well today. I’m heading to bed instead of staying up too late knitting. This is going surprisingly fast!

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Unexpected fabric stash enhancement

The kids and I spent most of the day with our friend in Petaluma, where we had a great visit and great food, walked a lot, admired some gorgeous old houses, and even managed to hit a quilting shop which was conveniently on the way to lunch. ūüėČ

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I managed to leave with only two small notions I needed, and a small “scrap bag” that I merely wanted.

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Confession: when I peeked in the bag, I’d thought the top fabric was deer, so I was a bit surprised later to find that I’d chosen dairy-themed fabric! Maybe I’ll make things for my family back in Wisconsin, eh?

My friend also gave me this incredibly adorable insect-themed fabric! I’m pretty sure it’ll become cute things for kids.

Phew! That was a long day, but totally worth it.

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Bear spottings!

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oe Some of my bears have been spotted with their new owners in South Africa!

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Veronika Bear!

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Zoe Bear!

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Gah!!  How cute are those dimples!!! What better motivation to finish up my current bear(s)???