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I’ve been on a real hat kick as of late!  Not only is it a great way to de-stash, it’s what I like to call ‘instant gratification’ knitting!!  But more importantly, the hats I’m making are for charity.  As of today, we have 20 hats for Warm Up Winchester!!!!

  • Project : Hat #3 – Warm Up Winchester – 2009
  • Pattern : Raglan Hat by Jennifer Fluery
  • Yarn : Brigantia (100% from England)

This was a very easy hat pattern – and a great pattern for either men or women.  I added another inch or two to the ribbing so as to be able to fold it.

So, what else am I working on … almost too much! LOL

I still need to block my Civil War shawl, but really need to do so on the bed, so I need to rig the door to the spare bedroom where Cooley can’t get into it.  The August Re-do socks are almost finished (just the foot and toe), and I started a very pretty cowl tonight ( I ripped out the scarf that I had going with the Manos del Uruguay Silk, because let’s be honest – I am NEVER gonna finish it.)  I’ve got to get to work on the last two pairs of socks I’m making for Wilma, and then do some more Christmas knitting.  I can surely say that I am glad I’ve been doing a little at a time this year!

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Keep ‘Em Coming!

Last night was an extremily dull and long night at work, but I was able to whip this hat up for Warm Up Winchester.

BTW – I took this photo on John at 0630 today … so he looks a little grumpy – he’s just not awake yet.

  • Project : Warm Up Winchester 2009 – Hat #2
  • Pattern : Seaman’s Cap by Brenda Zuk
  • Yarn : Cascade 220 Superwash

This was quick, easy, and simple to knit.  It really fits John well, so I know it will fit an average male size head.

One more for the charity pile!!!

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I just finished up my first hat for Warm Up Winchester 2009!!!!  I am so happy with how this turned out, that I think I’m going to have to make another one for myself later this autumn!!!

  • Project : Hat #1 – Warm Up Winchester (2009)
  • Pattern: Fake Isle Hat by Amy King
  • Yarns : Knit Picks Wool of the Anders (in coal) and Ella Rae Jaspe Wool

I love the colors of the Jaspe.  I swapped Maria (who I met at WOOL) for two balls of it, knowing that it wasn’t a color that I usually knit with, and wanted something new to try.  I also worked this hat on size 9 needles; the pattern calls for a size 6.  I had worked this pattern a couple of years ago and it was so tight in gauge, with the mix of using two different yarns for the color work.  Before I casted-on for this hat, I didn’t do a gauge swatch (I like to live dangerously!), and hoped for the best, remembering my prior experience.  All in all … I am extremely pleased!

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Many of you know about the charity knitting project that I started last year, Warm Up Winchester. I’m gearing up to get the word out for this year, and I wanted to let everyone know there are new ways to access information and post!

  • The Ravelry Group, Warm Up Winchester
  • The Yahoo Group, Warm Up Winchester

And of course, you can check out last year’s blog HERE. I think I’m going to stick with the two groups above and not use the blog this year, since both of the above groups are an easier way to access and spread info.

I hope that everyone had a great Easter Weekend. And a wonderful Passover to all my Jewish friends! John and I, along with Karen and Corey, spent the weekend painting at the new house.  We managed to get the kitchen, 1/2 bath, and 75% of the living room finished.  I also bought a new light fixture for the 1/2 bath.  THIS is what was there (but in silver and so ugly!) and THIS is what I bought to replace it.  I didn’t take many pictures of the process, but when I’m no longer sore and cranky, I will post more pictures of the place!

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