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I had a great time visiting family at our family reunion in August. My sister reminded me of an organization called Carewear which encourages volunteers to make hats, booties, and such for preemies at local hospitals.
I had several partially completed projects from many years ago in my stash and decided to work on finishing them. After all, this is my Season of Completion!
The yarn in this hat was crocheted into a bizarre doily of some sort, so I re-purposed it for this adorable hat. Sorry, I should have taken a before picture!
I will be completing more of these little preemie hats soon and will post them as well.
I’m still working through my stash of yarn and making great progress! I needed to take a break from Homespun and Wool-Ease, so I decided to look for a pattern that I could use with a single skein of Sensations Bedazzle. I found a cute mini purse pattern by Sasha that only required one skein of Bedazzle. This embellishment yarn has been discontinued. It was available at Jo-Ann Stores and it was made in Turkey. Skeins might still be found on eBay or Etsy.
I knitted it while watching 24:Redemption with Josiah. (FOX released it on my birthday in 2008 and I didn’t even know it! It’s taken me 5 years to find that out.)
Back to the purse, I haven’t finished the inside with fabric yet and I still need to a handle. Meanwhile, I wanted to post another finished project in my Season of Completion.
Started: July 13, 2013
Completed: July 14, 2013
Estimated time: 2 hours
I’m so relieved to finish this beanie. While I was just starting this project, I accidentally zipped the yarn on my carry on luggage. There was no way to get the yarn out of the zipper without cutting it. So, I cut it. Then, I zipped the yarn into my laptop bag zipper. Argh! I cut it again!
The person who wears this beanie will have victory over adversity!
This hat is from the book Leisure Arts Knit Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For The Family. The pattern is called ‘Naturally Comfortable’ and I chose the X-Large size. The yarn is below.
I just finished this hat for Chrystal. The pattern can be purchased at www.LisaEllisDesign.com or www.FrogTreeYarns.com. It took me about a month of “spare time” to finish the hat. It’s my first time knitting with Fair Isle! I purchased a wonderful set of Clover Interchangeable Circular Knitting Needles “Takumi Combo” Set
to make this project. I will be able to use this set for years to come! This set creates 60 combinations – imagine if you had to purchase each combo separately! It would cost over $600.00! Plus, it’s difficult to find each combination. I love working with bamboo and there are no questions when you want to take it on an airplane. I love knitting in the sky!
Josiah originally showed me this pattern on 9gag.com. I asked him if we wanted to have a hat like that and I found the pattern on Etsy.com. Martina Gardner created this crochet hat pattern for several different sizes. This hat gets the greatest reaction! For the toddler size shown here, the visor of the helmet has been sewn into place so it won’t smother the kiddo. The adult version has a movable visor so you have a handy face mask when it is really cold outside. I used Red Heart yarn and it took me about 2 weeks to make this hat.
This hat is from the book Leisure Arts Knit Celebrity Slouchy Beanies For The Family. It took me about 3 weeks to knit this hat using Red Heart yarn.
I love most of the designs in the book and plan to knit this same hat in a light yellow.
I donated this hat to Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry to help them with their fundraising.
I love working with Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarns because they are sturdy and practical. I finished two projects today: a bath mitt and a soap pouch/washcloth. I made the soap pouch the perfect size to hold a “hotel-size soap”. I plan to make several of these little soap pouches to put into my Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes this year. Click here to link to the yarn that I used for the Hotel Soap Pouch.
The bath mitt will be sold by a friend to benefit Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministryfor their summer mission. Click here to link to the yarn that I used for the Bath Mitt.
I was on a roll knitting these fingerless gloves. I made a teal pair shown here as well as lime green and gray. I love the cable pattern combined with the seed stitch! Another project completed while listening to Daily Audio Bible. I will post the pattern name when I can find it.
I started this double wedding ring quilted accent piece at least 9 years ago and I finished it on February 7, 2012! Here is an example of a project that was 95% done and waiting for that last 5% of effort. If this sounds like you, I want to encourage you to complete your projects. The mental clearing is phenomenal.
Each finished project gives me the courage to complete the next and the next. I usually do a handcraft while listening to a podcast or watching a program; that way I feel super-productive.
Declare a season of completion and watch those finished project fly!
I knitted this Tea Cozy using Lily Sugar’n Cream yarn (Summer Splash) while watching the Super Bowl. Not only was I delighted that the Giants won, I was thrilled to complete another project! Hurray for the season of completion! Here is a link to the pattern. You may need to register with Lily to have access to the pattern. It’s free!