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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Yarn Talk Thursday: Knitting and Hearts

Well Hello! Have you missed me! Things have been far to quiet here on the blog and Facebook! This season has been an incredibly hard one for sickness! My dear kids got the flu & Strep so we battled that for a week and then they kindly shared there germs with me! I ended up with the Flu and upper respiratory infection the following week. Then a felt good for about a day. Then, I got a raging Sinus Infection! Ouch! Still dealing with that some this week but lets just say to many visits to urgent care for one month! I sure am looking forward to feeling happy and health again! 

All the sickness took away from crochet time and really the desire to even try! I have several designs in mind that I want to work on. It's so hard to choose where to start again! So since I don't have any thing new ready for you just yet I thought I would share a few projects that I hadn't had a chance to share yet! 

I've been playing around with knitting for a few years now. Finally started to catch on to it more within the last year! It was time to try something new! I found a fun free pattern for a knit/crochet slouch and I was immediately drawn to it! I don't know why I was so scared of cables! Honestly knitting cables is easer that crocheting them! I think it's just easier to see the stitches and they lay so perfectly in knitting! 



If you know me I love a good slouch hat! This one starts with a knitted brim and then the rest of the hat is worked in crochet rounds. Pretty simple and easy to adjust! I didn't really follow of slouch part directions of the pattern as I knew how I wanted it to lay from designing some of my own slouch patterns previously, (you can see that here)  but I did follow the brim directions exactly! 

Isn't this a pretty color too? I love my jewel tones! I used my favorite worsted weight yarn. Hobby Lobby's I Love this yarn in Antique Teal. 


I'm sure you'll want to make one too! Your in luck because it's a free pattern 



My next project was just for fun! My MIL saw these on pinterest and asked if I could make them! Of course I said! Any excuse to try a new pattern! I love this Graphing technic! It gives really clean lines and after making 10 graph hats right before this project for a large order using a different technic I think I'll try this next time instead! 

These are also a free pattern



I worked these up using The same hook suggested but wasn't sure what yarn to use as I don't really have any DK weight in my stash. I went with Vanna's Choice worsted weight and it worked up perfectly. I only use one skein for both slippers of the main color.  Now my MIL and I have small feet size 6 so you may need an extra skein :) 

I followed the pattern exactly but I did crochet pretty tightly to match gauge but I do that naturally. The only adjustments I made was to the length of foot portion by removing a few repeats and I just went by my foot for measuring! Following everything else it came out perfect!

These are so squishy and soft! I'm going to have to make me a pair to keep! Maybe in purple :) 


My Hobby is Crochet also just released these in a child size too! 
You might be able to whip up a pair for Valentines Day next week! 

So which on will you make? 

4 comments:

Dorothy Haines said...

Oh goodness! It's been an awful year for the flu and sinuses so far! Here's sending some get well wishes your way!
I'm loving both of these patterns and your knitted cables look lovely. I remember procrastinating on cables because I was so intimidated by them, now I'm totally addicted!

Dorothy Haines said...

Oh goodness! It's been an awful year for the flu and sinuses so far! Here's sending some get well wishes your way!
I'm loving both of these patterns and your knitted cables look lovely. I remember procrastinating on cables because I was so intimidated by them, now I'm totally addicted!

Cassandra Clevenger said...

Loving those projects!

Julie Bantin said...

I love the slippers. When I am done with some other projects, I will be making these! Please check out my blog and tell me what you think, I am a beginner. I haven't had my blog for very long. Thank you so much. Your blog is fantastic.
www.mountainmadecrochet.com

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