So last week we stopped by GoodWill again, and I got another bag on yarn for $6. I’m beginning to find the most dumped off colors are the hot pink, bright yellow, and baby boy colors. Yarn is yarn, is yarn, is yarn. And I am having fun mixing and matching from my stash too.
So here’s what I’ve been working on this week. I had a skein of Bernat Pop cake yarn in my stash, so I pulled that out and wondered how much I could make out of it. I usually make those long triangle scarves out of the cake yarns, but this one, Scarlet Sizzle, the color combos were so close it was hard to tell where one started and the other ended, so I decided to make a neck warmer first, and then I made a hat, and still had a good deal left, so I used some of the fluffy white yarn that came in the GoodWill bag to make a brim, and then I used every last bit of the Bernat Pop and changed to a light rose color Red Heart yarn to finish the top of the hat. So a five dollar skein of yarn and a wee little bit of scraps can make three very warm items! I love that!
So here’s the neck warmer. Plain simple 33 stitches on size 8 needles, knit sideways til it’s a little wider than a hat, and seam up the side.
Here’s the first hat. It started out as just a regular hat, but then I decided to do some purl bump rows, and that morphed into a five (or ten depending how you look at it) row repeat. 70 stitches on a size 7 needle, ten rows of k1p1 for the brim, and then four rows plain, and then a purl row, then two knit rows, and then a knit one purl one row, two more rows of knit, and then another purl row. Repeated three times, and then do the decreases. Wah-lah! Pretty patterned hat!
And then the last hat from that same skein of Bernat Pop. If I would have done 60 stitches instead of 70 I think I would have been left with about 3 yards of yarn leftover. But 70 stitches, I came up just a little short, so I grabbed a rose color pink for those last 5 or 6 decrease rows. Not too shabby, and it’ll keep a head warm!
Life in general here is slowing waaaaaaaaaayyyy down. I actually had three days this week without appointments, and how weird is that sitting around thinking you should be going somewhere? lol I have made soooo freakin much progress in therapy this week! EDMR is an over the top a Lifesaver! I am processing through so many years of crap, and beginning to feel like normal ol Me again! But I guess better than normal ol me, because normal ol me was still hurting. I wish I would have tackled this years and years ago! No time like the present though, right. 🙂
Oh, and in other sadder news. My dear Buzzy Bird died earlier this week too. All of the kiddo’s were bawling messes for about a day or so. Buzzy was six years old when I got him, and I have had him for 21 years!!!! I haven’t ever had a pet for that long before, and I don’t think I will ever have another pet for those many years again! So, I’m a little down about that, because I keep catching myself talking to his cage, and then he’s not there. I will miss him greatly! ❤
On a brighter note… the geese are flying south for the winter, and just about every time we step outdoors you can hear them everywhere! I love that! Anyway back to knitting and such for me. Best crochet/yarny video of the week for me… https://youtu.be/4b9F2s6YjZU