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Crafty Corner: Catching Up

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while, so I decided it was time to catch up on some of the projects I’ve finished recently.

I started this lapghan toward the end of last year. I probably would have finished it then but I ran out o the one color of yarn I needed. I didn’t get a chance to get more of that yarn until the end of January. So,it sat that whole month. I finally finished it earlier this month.  It took me a total of over 75 hours to finish it. Not sure I’ve ever been so happy to finish a project.


While I was waiting to get the yarn I needed for the lapghan, I made this long stocking hat in green and white


And when I finished the lapghan, I made this cowl. The pattern calls itself the “45 minute cowl”. It took me 90 minutes. That doesn’t count the times I had to go back and start over. I somehow got it twisted though. Not sure where I messed it up.


And now, I’m making this ladybug. Not quite finished yet, but I just have to sew on the legs and spots and do the mouth and antennae.


Knitting Tuesday: Slippers Done


As I predicted last week, I was able to finish the second pair of slippers on Tuesday. Just in time to head down to my mom’s for a farewell dinner for my grandparents before they headed off to Florida. So, I was able to hand over the slippers to my sister there. Both of my nieces likes their new slippers, and they fit(something I worried about, since I hadn’t been able to measure their feet before I started, so was guessing on length).

my older niece’s finished slippers

the smaller pair

In Progress:

I have three different projects on needles right now. Two hats and I’m still working on the cowl/hood that I first started back in September. One of the hats is a cause hat that I had to set aside because I ran out of yarn for it. I finally got more yarn and then I was working on the slippers. I have now finished the straight section of the body and just have to shape the crown and then fold over the edge for the hemmed brim. Should have it finished sometime this week.

The other hat is one I’m knitting on straight needles. I found the pattern through Red Heart’s email newsletter. Turning out nice, but I hadn’t been paying attention when I first started and didn’t see you were supposed to hold the yarn double throughout. Not until I had finished the ten rows of ribbing. So, I had to rip those rows out and start over again. Otherwise it might be joining the slippers in the finished category today. And I had a little trouble following the chart for the stranding. Once I figured that out, it was all good though. Should be able to finish this today or tomorrow.

the front of the hat

what the back(will be the inside) looks like

The only thing I can really say about the cowl/hood is that I’m making progress. Hard to really tell how much. I’m hoping I’ll only need another 2 or 3 repeats to finish it. I’m ready to be finished with it.

it’s getting longer

Coming Up:

One of the projects I’ll cast on to my needles next is the Shimmer By Night Bag from Lion Brand Yarn’s website. I’ve had the yarn for it for a while, just haven’t started it.

I’ll also start another cause hat once I finish the current one. The next one will be a toque with a 1×1 ribbed brim.

I’ll also be casting on stitches for a woven cable coffee cup sleeve. I found the pattern for this when I was looking at the other coffee cozy patterns. I have one other one I want to try as well.

Knitting Tuesday: Cabled Hat, Coffee Cozy, & Other Projects

I read a blog post this morning with an interesting layout. It was actually a post about reading, but I thought it would work nice for my knitting posts as well. It had a section for what she had finished reading, what she was currently reading, and what she would be reading next. Like I said, I figured this would be something I could adapt for here. So, with that in mind:

Finished Projects:

Cabled Hat:

I’ve been meaning to attempt this one for a while but just recently got around to it. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn(from Micheal’s) in Kelly Green. It’s a worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. It took me about 10.5 hours total to finish it. A little longer than it usually takes me to make a hat, but with the cabling, it was a little more work. The pattern itself wasn’t all that difficult, just making sure I went the right way with the cables. I think it turned out really nice though. I made it in the smallest size and it still fit my 2 year old’s 90th percentile head. 🙂

Close up of the cable design

Coffee Cozy:

I was inspired to do this one by a friend on Twitter, Lauren. Took me a little while to find a pattern I really liked, then I found this one which has a mug and sleeve version. I started with the mug version.

Folded and buttoned.

around a mug

Laid out, and you can see the design a little better.

I am planning on starting the sleeve version sometime soon.

In Progress:

Luxury Cowl/Hood:

I found this pattern on Lion Brand Yarn. Once finished, it can either be worn around the neck or pulled up over the head as a hood. It is taking me longer to finish than I had figured though. Started it back on September 14. And have worked on it for almost a total of 14 hours. I think I am at least halfway finished with it, but it will still take me a little while to finish.

From the top

From the side

Fingerless Gloves:

And the other project I’m currently working on. I put on the pair of fingerless gloves I’d made myself last year the other day, and my daughter decided she needed to have a pair as well. So, I found a pattern that had you measure the circumference of your wrist and use that for how long to knit this rectangle. Then, just seam the side, leaving a space for the thumb. I’m almost finished with this one, jsut have about an inch or less left to knit and seam the side then I have to make the other one. But, I should be done with it sometime this week.

doesn’t look like much yet

Coming Up:


I had a message from my sister on Facebook last night wanting to know if I could make slippers for her daughters like the ones our great-grandma used to make. I knew I had made a pair that were similar before, so I went in search of the pattern again. I found a few that were similar, but I compared them to the slippers I have that my grandma made like them. And they weren’t quite the same. But, I’m pretty sure I can adapt these patterns to what I want. I think this is the one I’m going to use: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-grandmothers-slippers

I found this pattern in an email from Red Heart and thought it would be cute. I don’t have the yarn it calls for right now, so will have to wait until after I go shopping and can get my hands on some of it.

So, that is what I have been up to lately. As always, if you see something you like, or want to see if there’s something I can make for you, feel free to email me at brownsnovelknits@gmail.com or visit my Facebook Page

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