Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The State of Things

I'm happy to report that housecleaning continues. One more room to go before the carpet cleaner comes tomorrow. This housecleaning I refer to is not the average dust and vacuum kind of thing, but the type of cleaning that requires trips to the donation center and leaves you exhausted (in a good way) at the end of the day. But, not so exhausted that you can't knit a stitch or two.

I've been working on a couple of hats for TPP Michigan. A nice simple pattern that can be finished in less than two hours is just what I needed at the end of a very busy day.

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Pattern: Rolled-Brim Preemie Hat
Yarn: Bernat Cotton Tots
Colors: Jelly Belly and Easter Parade
Needles: US 7
Size: 3-5 lbs

And here's another cute hat I finished some time ago, but never blogged about.

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Pattern: Noedel
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease
Color: Ice Blue
Needles: US 7
Size: 3-5 lbs

I haven't done as much knitting for charity this year because of all the travel. It feels good to get back to it. I know I cannot maintain the pace I set the last couple of years (that's how the house ended up in such a mess), but I can knit a hat occasionally. The trick is to keep everything in balance. So far, so good.

7 comments:

  1. Yes, that's been the "trick" for me the past three weeks, too...keeping everything in balance! hahahahaha! Still teeter-tottering like crazy over here. I love looking at the hats you're making, though. It gives me something pretty to look at whilst I wish I could knit again! :-)

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  2. The hats are adorable. Moderation is key in everything.

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  3. Very cute hats. I'm struggling to find that balance as well. I'm not knitting nearly as much for charity as I used to, and need to get myself back into it. Baby hats are really good for the spirit.

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  4. love the hats! i need to do a big turn over on my house as well.... maybe you can inspire me to get started ;)

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  5. Your knits always turn out so nice. I love how the yellow, pink and purple flecks lined up in the roll-brimmed hat!

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  6. The hats are adorable.

    I have enjoyed your beach photos :)

    I cleaned out a few rooms and closets here this summer and made big dump and donation runs, but I still have some to go. First thing is to redo the livingroom and make room for a large floor loom.

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  7. What sweet little hats! I haven't seen that second pattern before. It's lovely.

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~Tracy