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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

**Swoon**

           I found the most perfect yarn in the whole wide world! A friend of mine requested that I make a scarf and hat set for his grandmother, and I could choose out the yarn. *_* I'm excited, right? So, we go to Joann's and go yarn shopping. I know EXACTLY what yarn I wanted to make it with, just because I get to handle it. He chooses Some yarn that he likes and finally, he allows me to show him my favorite yarn in that entire isle. It was rather expensive, but he fell in love. I am so happy!!!!!!




This stuff is AMAZING to handle. I am practically purring. I am one happy penguin right now. ^_^










It is amazingly beautiful.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Long Time No See

Hi there!!!!


I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been very busy making, making, making. I am on a mission to make everyone on my Christmas list a cute hat by Christmas time and so far I have been doing a very good job. I have made one HUGE accomplishment today and I am so excited about that this post will be mostly about it. 


I am not such a big fan of knitting but I have been going through Ravelry and some of the really cute hats were knitted so I broke down a couple of days ago and brought out my knitting needles. 


I was really freaked that my hat wouldn't come out right but I sucked it up and did it anyway. I started to work on this "Ballard Slouch Hat" (for those of you who are familiar with Ravelry, it's done by Felicia Lo, owner of SweetGeorgia Yarns.) pattern and I was really pleased at how pretty it was starting to look.


I was binding of my hat and I was really disappointed with the result. It was this bunched up mess. I wasn't able to take a picture of it, but it was terrible. You couldn't even see the cute pattern and it looked more like a beanie than a slouchy hat. I had used Red Heart Super Saver yarn so I thought that maybe it came out so bad because I didn't use the yarn the pattern called for which was a silk aran blend. 


The pattern said that after knitting you could soak the hat in warm water and form it. I didn't know if it would work, but I tried it anyway and I am now pleased to present my VERY FIRST (finished) knitted project! 


Ballard Slouch Hat








TAH DAH!!!!!! YAY ME!!!!!