I’ve been working on lots of projects! I’ve knit several hats for the annual craft fair (my 10th and final one!) and two cowls (one for me and one for a gift), all of which I’ve been too lazy to photograph and document. You’ll have to take my word for it. I’ve also been working on several charity projects, including these little preemie hats, which I donated to SF General Hospital’s NICU.

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And I started a new quilt. It’s my first time working with flannel. Hopefully I’ll finish it before winter is over!

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I’m at the age where my friends are no longer having babies but every once in awhile, I still get to knit a baby item. This is a sweater for my Spanish teacher, who is expecting her first baby, a girl, in October.

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It’s back-to-school time! If you’d like to make a special back-to-school hat for your favorite student, check out my Elementary Hats collection!

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This yarn went through a couple of iterations before becoming this particular sweater. My daughter thinks the fabric looks “like a couch Grandma would have” and she’s kind of right. But it’s just a throw-on-with-jeans kind of sweater and I’m REALLY glad to have this done. All extra yarn is going to Goodwill — I’m sick of it. Onto bigger, better — and quicker! — things!

I made this bulky scarf after seeing something like it on an episode of Knitting Daily TV. You crochet the scarf and then just weave the contrasting color through the holes.

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I’ve also been making a lot of hats and working on the Crackerjack Cowl. (Go Giants!)

 

So this:

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recently became this:

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It should have happened a long time ago. I was running out of yarn for this sweater, which I was seriously beginning to doubt would look good on me anyway. The K1,P1 pattern on one side of very long rows was driving me insane and the yarn hurt my hands. The project, which I’d been working on for months, really dragged down my whole knitting life. I’m now thinking of using the yarn for this. In other knitting news, I began working on this (Go Giants!) and I finished a Raspberry Beret in memory of Prince:

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I haven’t posted in awhile but I *have* been knitting. I’ve been working on this seemingly endless sweater:

 

The rows are long (and getting longer), the wrong side rows are in the dreaded k1, p1, the yarn hurts my hands, I may run out of yarn and I’m not even sure this funky construction is going to produce a flattering sweater. Still, I’m plowing through. I’ve been working on other little projects too — hats and things — but this one has sapped my energy and I haven’t taken photos of any of those other projects. But…onward!