Tin Can Knits Antler Hat.

Pattern: Antler Hat/Toque by Tin Can Knits
Purchased from: Free on Ravelry

It fits him really well and he’s quite happy with it. I am not sure when I will knit anything with black yarn again though because it was a bit of a pain!!

I started it on January 17 and then sort of set it aside because… like I said, the black yarn was kind of a pain to work with. But my littlest little was sick Saturday night into Sunday, and after being up all night Saturday I just didn’t feel like doing anything around the house Sunday, or shopping, or anything so I just sat and knit all day long while the littlest little was passed out on the couch.

It is not often that I get to spend an entire day knitting, so I was glad for that, but wish it had been under better circumstances 🙁

After I finished that I spent the rest of the day working on my oldest daughter’s socks. I have completed 7 pairs of worsted weight socks but this is my first pair of fingering weight. Someone at work suggested I try small circulars so I bought a pair Saturday afternoon and I absolutely love them, so much so that I think I might actually complete a pair of fingering weight socks… finally.

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Off my needles: multiple projects!

First I finished a pair of mittens to match Naomi’s hat and cowl. I used the basic pattern from a Craftsy class, but added the garter stitch and used a k2tog and ssl on the decreases at each end instead of k2tog even spaced around. I think they came out great.

I also designed a head wrap/ear warmers that I’m calling “Reversible Diamond Ear Warmers”. I know my names are so clever haha. This can be purchased on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.

Then I made another Oats Cowl for my daughter Hannah.

Still on my needles: Gillian’s Flax sweater, Hannah’s Reyna shawl, and my Light Rain Sweater. Between work and home I don’t have a lot of time to knit, but I am slowly and steadily making progress.

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Finished: Beanie and Cowl

First, I have started one of the items on my 2018 Knitting Goals List:
Hannah’s Shawl. I am getting to use the Darn Good Yarn Bowl my cousin got me for Christmas. And I love it!! You can purchase one here (50% off with code: YB50).

I think that Hannah’s hand dyed yarn is looking very pretty all knit up! I can’t wait to finish, she has been wanting a shawl with this for quite some time.

I have also separated the sleeves on Gillian’s Flax sweater, which is great because this is yet another project on my 2018 Knitting Goals list.

And so far for 2018 (10 days in), I have knit Naomi a little cowl and a matching beanie/hat.

Patterns: Oats (cowl) and Barley (beanie) by Tin Can Knits
Purchased from: Ravelry

Started: January 7, 2018
Finished: January 8, 2018



I feel like I’m off to a good knitting start this year.

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