Saturday, 31 December 2011


I've been sick. Not horribly sick, but sick enough. Since Christmas I've spent two days hopped up on Tylenol (I don't take medication often, so when I do it hits me) because of a horrible headache and a throat that was so sore I could barely swallow. And now, I'm being annoyed by an earache.
Well, you know what they say about what to do when life gives you a lemon... Well, then I would add: when life gives you an ear ache, knit a hat.
So that's what I've been doing, while watching world junior hockey games sitting under warm blankets drinking copious amounts of tea.

I made a hat that was gifted directly upon completion, so no picture was taken. Oops. (But it looked like this.)

I also made this hat.

I didn't follow a pattern per se, but cast on 96 stitches. Did a rib of ktb, p repeat. Switching to a larger needle after about 8 rows of the brim. decrease. done!

And hopefully my ear ache is done, too! Just in time to start the new year off healthy!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Happy Christmas 2011

Happy Christmas, all. Look we got snow!

Hope everyone has a great day.
(Here are some of the things I made as gifts, but didn't get good pics of.)

Saturday, 17 December 2011


Can you believe that there's less than ten days until Christmas? Where did the time go? Why haven't I done any Christmas shopping? Like, none. How did this happen? Oh yeah. I was on vacation last week. (That's a valid excuse, right?)
This is my second (annual?) trip to Vancouver/Seattle, and if possible it was even more fun and more cookie filled than last time. Hard to believe, but true.

But because of all that cookie making and coffee drinking, I didn't really spend any time crafting. In fact, the only thing I finished on the trip, I knit on the plane (while watching, but not listening to, Beauty and the Beast. I am awesomely smart and checked my headphones.).

I pretty much based the pattern off memories of this hat. So simple and such a fast thing to knit up. And, I think it looks okay when on a head. Not as cool when it's just sitting around, but such is life.

And now I just have to figure out which family member/friend I can pawn this off on lovingly gift for Christmas. And I need to find a few other quick crafts to start, and finish, in the next 9-ish days. Eek.