I‘ve been enjoying some quiet quality time with Reg and Kyle lately … with the snow that we got dumped on us and basketball season, I figured I would grab the time that I could with Reg. I’ve not done any quilting lately – but I’ve been knitting 😀 In the past few days since my last post, I’ve finished Reg’s Plowhat and a earwarmers for Kristin.
Kristin had asked if she could buy earwarmers from me and I’m like no, but I’ll make some for you – Back last spring, Kristin donated a chunk out of her stash to help me get ready for my first show – Like I would take her money .. oh Hell NO! So after some back and forth, We decided that these might be the best. And she wanted red and black .. ravelry members can see them before hand, but I won’t publish the images until she gets them – sorry about that .. oh my ravelry name?? gquilts Now isn’t that shocking 😉 These made up super quick and I’m pleased with how they turned out … tapered at the nape of the neck and with chunky weight yarn – nice and warm! Since I won’t share the pics of the finished earwarmers with you, I will share what yarn I used and the colours 😉 A nice compromise me thinks ..
I did get Reg’s plow hat done which I thought was way cool! I customized this for his larger bones and frame size .. As stated in a previous post, he would want his neck covered so I extended the the neck portion from 5″ to 8″. Also when I was doing this, I am thinking that a provisional cast on would have been a better choice instead of picking up the stitches around the face .. with working with black yarn, this was rather essential .. I didn’t do it with Reg’s hat, but am doing one for Kyle so I’ll try that there. I finally got him to model it for me so you get to see how it looks on him instead of me .. you can see how the extra 3″ was rather necessary for him .. There’s not much left over from around his neck .. Love the look in the first pic 😀 What a ham .. but at least he modeled it for me otherwise you would have been stuck with me modeling it or Kyle and it just wouldn’t look right as it wasn’t made for either of us .. He’s prolly not going to wear it all the time, but that’s okay .. it’ll be there when he needs it on the bitingly cold nites while plowing and well – that’s good enough for me.
Okay so to date – 2 earwarmers, and a plow hat .. also some progress on my plow wife socks. Altho I think I managed to confuse myself while doing doing a few rows .. I fixed any obvious mistakes and it rather matches it’s twin – but this is a pattern I’m not overly fond of this particular pattern at all. I do like the the yarn that I used, and the circumstances as to how these socks got their name are good memories for me, but I really don’t like this pattern – In some cases, I’m just being pissy, other’s I think that I’m spot on with my aggravation .. but these could also be **MY** personal quirks and I’ll leave that be .. But at this rate, I’ve maybe 15 rows left to do before the toe decreases and that will go very quickly. Might have these done tonite (will be watching some tv or a movie me thinks) or tomorrow.
Now I needed to grab another set of #8 circulars or a DPN of same size – I had planned to head to walmart for the needles, but as it ended up, we weren’t going to be at that end of town, SO – Michaels was just across the parking lot from the grocery store 😀 SWEET! I figured I would check out what yarn they had while I was in there and was tickled to find a decent selection of sock / fingering yarn (More than joann’s, walmart, etc) had – WOOO HOOO and it was even on SALE!!!!! Heh .. So I grabbed enough yarn for 2 more pairs of socks 😀 A ‘mulberry’ in the Kroy Strips and what Patons calls “Plum” (looks more peachy / pink-ish to me) in their stretch sock line .. how cool is THAT! Their needle selection really left a LOT to be desired, but the yarns made me happy 😉