Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fun Summer Day

I was going through old cell phone pictures and found these pictures. I remember what an awesome day that was last year, and I wanted to share.



It was a bright sunny day. Not a cloud in the sky, but not too hot. After the jet boat tour I hopped on my scooter and rode around Milwaukee and Sellwood area for the afternoon.










     

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy Ball Winder

I can't believe I've been knitting so long and this is my first ball winder. I like the name too. What else can you call it really. Yarn winder maybe?

The first day I got it I wound all the lose yarn in my entire place. Now everything is neatly organized and ready to go.

  


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Cable Scarf

I've made a version of this scarf, but this one is a bit bigger. Also, the ribbing is KK and PP.



Friday, February 9, 2018

Beanie



This hat is easy and quick to make. 

  1. Cast on 80 stitches on a 7 USA circular needle. 
  2. Knit with desired color to form band, then alternate colors of your choice until the hat measures 9". 
  3. Decrease every other row every 20 stitches 5 times. 
  4. Gather remaining stitches and cinch hat top. 
  5. Hem hat band by tacking every other stitch to inside of the hat. 


Tips: In order to avoid jogging, (that's when a color change looks obvious because it doesn't appear to start on the same row) at the end of the first round of new color, slip knit wise the first stitch of the new color, and then knit the rest of the new color normally. 


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Lincoln Memorial Park and Funeral Home

This place is interesting in that it's a funeral home, cemetery, and a park. I am not sure what that means, but it's a wonderful place really. Very quiet as you can imagine and landscaped very well. I can't wait to go back this summer.











Montana here I come!

I drove from Portland to Montana yesterday. I made it in about 8 hours. The drive was awesome and Montana is beautiful. More later. ...