Cards are done....on to hats!
So, recently I went to Joann to get some thread for Mom. I took my usual stroll through the yarn department to see what was going on there. There was a lady standing by and end cap looking at the O'Go Colorama yarn. I stopped for a second and she pointed out that it was buy 1 get 3 free. We started talking about making hats for charity and discovered that we make things for the same organization, From The Heart Stitchers.
I know I said a month ago that I had made my last hats for the year but FHT had made a request for more hats recently so I bit on the Colorama deal.
I like The Chunky Guy beanie for fast hats made for men. They don't look so good flat but they actually look great on. So I got started and decided to only work on hats until I made as many as I could with this yarn.
I paid about $9 for all of the yarn and I got 9 hats made. I probably could have made one more but by the time I got it down to $1 a hat I was done. I did not love this yarn. It made a comfy hat but it wasn't fun to work with. I refused to put this yarn in the closet and forced myself to use it as a lesson to myself on impulse purchases.
With the hats finished it was time to make a delivery. These are the things that our Ashland group made in the past few months. I delivered the Tuesday. I'm already working on another of the blue capelets. I'll be happy to see the end of that yarn as well. I love the texture of the cotton/acrylic blend but I don't like the way the colors flow. I know someone will love it though because it's very warm and comfy.
In other news, I keep a puzzle going and usually work on it while I'm eating breakfast. This one was a little surprising because it turned out to be one of those with hidden animals. I just couldn't do the sssss so I'm calling this one done.
The other thing I've been working on this week are some gifts from friends. I think I'll have them done and ready to share tomorrow. Next I have to work on some December birthday cards and I want to make sure they don't look anything like Christmas.
12/9/2022 08:14:01 am
That is a lot of hats! How long does it take to make one hat. It seems like you cranked those out quick! What was the hidden animal? A snake? A snail? A scorpion? A salmon?
12/9/2022 11:00:48 am
I had to laugh at you not being able to put those last puzzle pieces in, as I had to take care of a little baby ringneck snake in our sunroom this morning. I don't mind them, they keep the mice out of our house.
12/9/2022 04:47:30 pm
My goodness, you get all that done AND you do puzzles too? I'm wondering if you ever sleep?? I know what you mean about yarn that's not fun to work with (I'm looking at YOU Red Heart!!!!). Currently working on my vest with Lion Brand Jeans - love that yarn.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.