Category Archives: Adults

Still knitting

Even though I knit every day, I’ve been a slacker when it came to taking photos. So, I have some catching up to do.

This is a baby afghan for a neighbor’s first great-granddaughter (she is SO excited!).

I finished this vest for my hubby at the end of our cold weather. He wore it only two or three times, but it’ll be there for next winter.

Then I made two pairs of fingerless gloves, in silvery gray and eggplant. I’m planning to do a church bazaar next fall.

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Knitting again!

You know that I must be sick when I don’t want to knit. After several bad months, I have improved enough that I’m knitting again–and it’s good! My first project was this hat, whipped up in two days. Now I’m making several items for Christmas gifts.

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Fingerless gloves

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Fingerless gloves are just the thing for girls and women who like to text. I’ve made two pairs recently. The red ones are my original design and are slightly smaller for a person with short fingers, like me. The teal pair will fit someone with longer fingers.

These two pairs will be on display at our subdivision’s arts and crafts fair in March.

Playing with colors

To keep my yarn stash manageable, sometimes I must look through the boxes and pick out small amounts of yarn and knit them into hats. It’s rather fun, actually, finding colors that go together. Here are five recent projects.IMG_4944

Infinity scarf

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This infinity scarf is a special order for a customer who wanted this color to match her coat.

Because the scarf pattern has right and wrong sides, I did not twist it when connecting the ends. Instead of sewing the ends together, I crocheted them. You can see the neat ridge of single crochet on the wrong side, but the joint is invisible on the right side. This was an improvement over sewing the seam.

What to do . . . ?

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What do you do with two yarns that look good together, but there’s not enough of either one for a sweater? I solved my problem with this jacket and added decorative clasps for good measure.

Neon colors!

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Yes, I know it’s been a long time since I posted anything, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been knitting. I’ve made lots of “Texas” dish cloths (see previous post) as thank-you gifts for friends. Some of them liked the cloths so well that they wanted more to give as gifts to their friends.

The photo shows the top of a beret made for a friend. The yarn is Simply Soft, and the colors are Neon Coral and Neon Yellow, although that is really green, so I wonder whether the label was wrong. I enjoyed knitting with these wild colors, and I hope my friend enjoys wearing it.

Confession time

It’s time for me to ‘fess up and say that I’m the lady who has cancer. Since posting photos of the three cancer caps, I have had 12 weeks of chemotherapy and will soon start radiation.

I asked two cancer doctors whether I’d lose my hair, and both said “yes,” not “maybe.” But I still have much of my hair–too much to shave off! So, I haven’t worn the cancer caps or any of my nice scarves.

I spent my summer going to doctors, having treatments, and knitting. I made an apricot-colored sweater with some old wool yarn; I’ll wear it around the house this winter. I made six “Texas” dish cloths for friends and neighbors who helped me after my surgery, items for my two charity projects, and other miscellaneous things. This was truly therapy knitting.

This photo shows the items for one of my charity projects. These 14 caps, mostly made with small amounts of leftover yarn, will be Christmas gifts for the residents of subsidized housing: ten men and four women. They have rather low-paying jobs and can’t afford cars, so they must walk to and from the bus stop and the places where they work. I wanted to brighten their lives a little and help them to stay warm this winter.

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Another cancer cap

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The lady with cancer needed a cap to go with her blue jeans, so here it is. With her three caps, she should have one to go with every outfit.

Cancer caps

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These caps are for a lady who thinks that a wig would be too hot in the summer.
The pink flower is crocheted and sewn to the cap with a button.
A cancer cap should fit more snugly than a cap that goes over the hair and can be made with lighter-weight yarn for comfort.