Hat number three in the box going to Kenya is called “Heel Stitch Hat” from Purl Bee website. I knitted up this hat using some Caron One Pound Aran yarn in Lace, or beige if you prefer more technical names.
This hat used two new stitches the kitchner stitch, to join the top, and the heel stitch. Supposedly, the heel stitch is used in making socks, so I guess that makes me one step closer to learning how to knit socks.
I opted not to block the hat as the instructions indicated as I thought the rolled brim added more character. The hat has a modest amount of stretch to accommodate a growing child.
The pattern can be found here.
This is likely one of my favorite hats that I am sending to Kenya. I found a great pattern for this hat on the Close Knit Blog. I have fallen in love with this pattern and I definitely see a dishcloth made using this stitch pattern in the near future.
How He Loves by David Crowder is one of my favorite praise songs. It compares Christ’s love for me to that of a hurricane. It completely surrounds me on every side.
The body of the hat is a simple pattern (knit 9, purl 1). Worked in a round, it came together quickly. It does however, make a rather large hat that would be adult or teen size.
This is the first of a dozen hats going to Kenya. Since they are needing all sizes, I have enjoyed not having to worry about gauges and final size.
A little over a year ago I began making a blanket / throw for my daughter. Well it is finally done.
This project began strong. I found a pattern a free pattern on-line and started knitting. In the beginning I was able to take it with me, but it soon grew too large. Then when I missed the original deadline of my daughter’s birthday, the project was set aside. At one point I even lost the thing and could not work on it. But here it is, all finished.
Recently our AHG troop had a lock-in centered around the book Frieda B. Herself by Renata Bowers. Frieda B. is a young girl with a big imagination, and she is a big dreamer. She shows us that we too can dream big. And God can use those dreams to bless others. To learn more about Frieda B, check out her website here.
But I digress… here is the SWAP we made for the night.
If you would like to make this SWAP, it is super easy. Begin by printing the file below and cut along the solid line. Fold each piece of paper in half and write your name and troop number on the blank section (which will become the back of the SWAP). Then place a single cotton ball in a 2×3 inch jewelry bag. Attach the paper header with a staple and add a safety pin.
Hope you enjoy, and keep dreaming.
Did you know that there are less than 80 days till Christmas? This year is flying by. In January I decided to knit a set of twelve dishcloths as Christmas presents, one for each month. Time is running out, but here is the latest installment.
I found this free pattern written by Marilyn Wallace on the Knitting Heaven On Earth website. Of course I used my favorite size 6 needles. For each cloth I used less than 60 yards of Peaches & Creme 100% cotton Bright Orange yarn.
This is the final step to finishing the bathroom. I believe that every bathroom needs a candle. Why just sit a candle on the counter when you make it fit the bathroom.
The final step to my bathroom makeover was trinkets for the counter top. I am blessed to have a large counter which will come in handy in a few years when I have two teenagers in the house. There is plenty of room for both of them. But, it also leaves me with a lot of blank space that needed a little something.
In my search for idea I found several wood block decor items on Pinterest. Most of them linked back to Etsy.com and cost between $20 and $30 plus shipping. I knew I could make it for a fraction of that, so back to the hardware store I went. Continue reading →