Sunday, September 30, 2018

The final stretch...

Super short and sweet this week -  this is the last of the teaser pictures.    

Finishing up some knitting (seriously loving these self-striping yarns for knitting hats):
 The above is Vanna's Choice Tapestry yarn in the colorway, Brazil

 This red/gray striped yarn is Deborah Norville Everyday yarn in the colorway, Lava



crocheting:
My favorite hat pattern:  Stepping Texture Hat



and embellishing hats & scarves:
Finally got the hang of my Clover Pom Pom Maker 


Extra points if you can tell me what's wrong with the button above



By next weekend, the plan is to have these hats and some scarves all finished and put into the donation box - which is the first stop on their way to their final homes.

And I'm looking forward to tallying up the yarn stash I've used.  I may have finally made up for buying all that pretty colorful thread over a month ago.  😉

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24 comments:

  1. Where do you find such great yarn? I love those colors and although I would like to make for donating...I need to make for Christmas and that is what I will make...hats and scarves...my other ideas are too pricey on my budget! LOL! I can do donating after the holidays or if I get them done in time maybe for the holidays which would be even better. I 'm going to look at your hat pattern....it looks like a great one. I always love your ideas, your patterns, your projects and your yarns!
    For extre credit? One of the bird's wings is not attached to it's body? Did I win, did I win???LOL!

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    1. I bought the above yarns at stores like Michaels and JoAnn's - on great sales - which is how I amassed a stash that I'm now trying to crochet and knit my way out of. I highly recommend Deborah Norville's Everyday yarn for anyone who has a use for acrylic. I think it has a good feel, and the hats I'm making with it are just the right combination of sturdy and soft. I'm using other yarns as well. I'm just sharing with you my preference.

      I keep holding up hats to my 23 year-old son to see if he's impressed. I think he's afraid I'm going to knit one for him, as his responses are pretty non-committal. I'm taking that as complete freedom to knit and crochet as I please. No Christmas gift pressure here. lol

      No. You did not guess correctly what is wrong with the button. Good try, though! :)

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  2. Hi Becki ,gorgeous wool,love the verigated,and how cool are those Pom poms.
    Hope you have a wonderful week my friend xx

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    1. Thank you, Shez! :) I'm loving the pom poms. Now that I know how to use my pom pom maker they are a breeze. And super full and pretty.

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  3. Love your pics - especially love the way your self striping yarn is patterning.
    Is the bird upside down to the words?

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    1. Bingo! I took care to sew the button on so the words I was looking at were on right side up. When I say I took care, I mean I kept checking and even turning it and working the thread in the button shank so it was straight. When I finished knotting it on really good I took another look and realized that the eagle is upside down!!!! I don't know whether it's noticeable without telling someone to look, but I have a feeling the OCD me will make the lazy me fix it. Grrr

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  4. fun makes! glad to know about the button re comment above :) I was wondering! great to make hats! :) hope you have a peaceful start to your week!

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  5. I love self stripin yarn. I ever thought of doing hats with it. Now I am inspired to try that. The pom poms are previous. You have mastered that art. Next time I need a pom pom I am contacting you.

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  6. Great hats! That Vanna's Choice Tapestry yarn is perfect for a hat -- wonderful colors and a really fun pattern.

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  7. Your pompoms look so perfectly round and fluffy!

    Love the striped hats!

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    1. It's the Pom Pom maker! And winding the yarn on it really thick. That was the part I just didn't understand when trying these last year. The end result is a super dense pom pom that requires only minimal shaping. I've gone from my thinking last year that my store-bought pom pom makers were fairly pointless - to loving them now.

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  8. Are those self-striping hats? They are really, really pretty!

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    1. Yes, Domics, the yarns in the first two hats above is self-striping. I wondered how it would do as I began decreasing, but so far I've been pleased with how it's worked in these hats.

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  9. Oh look at your pompoms!!! I love them!!! And the red and gray colour is just beautiful, nice work Becki! :)

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  10. oooh - I really like that colorway in the Vanna's Choice yarn! I might be forced to buy some just so I can play with it.

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    1. You might check out finished projects with this yarn (on Ravelry) if you do. I found it mattered (to some degree) what color one starts with in the color Brazil. I first started with a different color and I didn't like the effect nearly so much. I kind of think starting with a first or second color being one you really like (or one that is bolder than the others) probably gives a more pleasing look overall.

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