Knitted Amaranth Headband

One of my husband’s long-time employees, Jenna, is having a birthday in November, so I decided to make her something.  I know, I know….it’s only September.  But I’m a very slow knitter!  My husband mentioned that she likes to wear headbands, so I decided to make her this:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amaranth-headband

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Well, golly…it only took me 2 days to make this!  Wow, I love this project.  I think I want to make a few more, maybe for my daughter and sister….

Crocheted Little Sister Hat

This is it – my last 2014 Christmas hat!  Yay! 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-sister

I intended this to be for Dave’s little one, Kimmy – I think she’s probably 4 or 5 now?  But it came out so big! 

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Ah well.  For the flower, I used the flower pattern here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reversible-textured-slouch–crocodile-stitch-double-layered-flower

My flower didn’t come out as pretty as I’d hoped, but it’s still cute.  Just not sure who would wear a hat with a giant flower liek this, haha.

Knitted Pebbles in the Fountain Top

After my epic fail with the Honeysuckle Dress (http://alohanoa.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/gradient-color-attempt/), I really really wanted to finish something for my daughter to wear.

So I re-focused my efforts and made this:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/alohanoa/pebbles-in-the-fountain-girls-summer-tank

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Plus, I used all of my pink Cascade Cotton Rich. I do have 1/2 a skein of the white left though. The straps look a little weird….so, here’s the story.

I was afraid of running out of pink for the straps so I decided to make them white. After I made the white straps, I felt like I could have made them pink, and really wanted to use up more the pink. So I tried to do an i-cord border…..bleep, ran out of yarn.

So, I ripped out the i-cord border and just did a single crochet edging around in pink instead. Oh well, the rest of the top is still cute :)

Knitted Alhambra Hat

This is hat #26!  Woo….getting there (been making hats for Christmas gifts all year long, in case you forgot) :)

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alhambra-hat-2

I decided to do this one so I could use up some wool stash I had and practice Fair Isle.  I didn’t think the colors would look that good together, but that’s what I had on-hand, so that’s what I used.  I actually really like the way it came out!

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This was my first time doing corrugated ribbing, and on my first attempt, I brought both yarns back and forth, and ended up with double knitting!  Aaaaah.

So, I frogged back and tried again, this time, not bring either yarn back and forth….bleep, wrong again.

So, I concluded, I must have to bring only the yarn I’m purling with back and forth.  But before I did my third attempt, I decided to confirm via You Tube.  Sure, enough….sigh, should have done that in the first place. 

But I do really love the effect of the corrugated ribbing.  Here’s a close-up of it, just because I like it so much :)

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