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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


Neon colors!

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.

Warm socks for a cold day

I just finished these socks yesterday, and today is perfect for wearing them–it’s cold and windy.
It can be tricky to make two socks that look like a pair with self-striping yarn, but I got them right.

More caps for charity

Here are six more caps–four for women and two for children–to add to the eight pictured in my previous post. All are going to the shelter for battered women in Illinois.

What I do with leftover yarn


When I have small amounts of leftover yarn, I choose several colors of a similar type and knit striped caps.
These caps (and more, since I have plenty of leftover yarn) will be donated to a battered women’s shelter in Illinois. There is more need for warm winter items in Illinois than where I live in Texas. My high-school friend Helen volunteers at this shelter and got me started doing this several years ago. Every fall, I send her a box for the women and children in the shelter.