Wednesday, August 26, 2015

beanies

Red slouchie

Better colour shot here.

Chestnut slouchie

Two knitted hats for me and one knitted hat for a friend.
That's sounds like good knitting karma to me!


We've all been out with the winter plague for the whole of August! The big one was off school for two weeks. Croup, fevers and constant coughing; one after the other, week after week till lucky last me. 

A broken oven and a grill that turns off and on every five seconds I am really over winter and can't wait for Spring or Sprinter. Have you heard about this? I always assumed early seasonal changes were a sign of global warming.

I'm so relieved I had homemade chicken stock frozen in portions to add to slow cooked meals. I can't emphasize enough the health benefits of homemade stocks for gut issues, eczema, arthritis or as preventative health... If you don't already make your own stock and would like to, I've pinned a 'simple how to' by Natural New Age Mum on my Pinterest board. Once you start making your own you can't go back to store bought. I've also pinned Nourished Kitchen's explanation on Bones, Broths and Stocks. Very subtle but yes I want to be Pinterest friends and I want you to eat yummy homemade nourishing stock.

Out of the kitchen, I'm on a quest to find the perfect beanie. After learning how to knit in the round with Caddy Melville Ledbetter on Craftsy the possibilities are endless. No more knitting flat hats and sewing up the side seams for this little knitter right here. I'm an insanely tight knitter so I cast on the large with 4 extra stitches. I love the big slouchie outcome which incidentally hides my inner highly strung, tight knitting tendencies. Details ravelled here.

 How are your crafty projects and seasonal transitions tying in together?

Joining in with crafty peeps at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along at Small Things.


22 comments:

  1. I love that red slouchie.... and I am so chuffed to have found you over at nicole's - I look forward to getting your updates and getting to know you.
    have a lovely day xxx

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    1. Kind words and kind heart, Angie. Look forward to getting to know you too.

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  2. Zena, I love your beanies. I have knitted my first pair of socks using DPNs and I am going to attempt to make a beanie too although I don't actually wear them but it is worth a try.

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    1. Socks are on my crafty wishlist; so many pretty variegated yarns to choose from! Too hot for beanies where you are Nanna Chel:) Look forward to seeing your socks.

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  3. I hope you are all feeling better and warm weather finds you soon. Funny, I am over the heat and ready for winter to arrive here.
    The beanies are great, and I especially love the red yarn.

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    1. Red is my favourite colour to wear, Tracey. Oh I look forward to sunshine and sand. Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. I like this beanie! Have made it a favourite on Ravelry :)
    And you've just made yourself a new Pinterest friend!

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    1. Haha excellent. I look forward to your inspirational pins:)

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  5. Your hats are beautiful. I love the bright colors. I hope you all feel better soon.

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  6. Hope you are all feeling better. Love the slouchy hats particularly the red such a stunning colour.

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    1. Over the worst, thank you kindly Mama Mercantile.

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  7. Sorry to hear you've all been unwell. I hope you'll all be completely recovered soon. The slouch hats look great! I still haven't got around to learning how to knit in the round and there are so many in the round patterns I want to try. I'm just going to have to look at some tutorials I think!

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    1. Please do especially if you are already knitting you'll love not sewing seams anymore.

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  8. Well done learning to knit in the round, gives you so many new patterns to try. I'd recommend giving socks a go ;-)

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    1. Can't wait to do socks. I love all your happy rainbow sock makings.

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  9. I love your hats. Lots of slouchy textural goodness. :^)

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  10. Gorgeous knitting! I think it was the worst illness we have ever had; how about you? I have heard that Vic and NSW were hit particularly hard with this illness. Thank goodness it is nearly over. Bring on spring!
    The freezer was a life saver for me. It really brought home to me how important it is to have a stockpile of food - nothing worse than having to drag everyone to the supermarket feeling like that!

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    1. I really need a bigger freezer, once I put stock and bread and berries in there I don't have much room for cooked meals.

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  11. That's my beanie on the internet! my beanie is FAMOUS!!! It is so warm, soft and squishy, just like me haha! I am so happy to own something you have knitted thank you x

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    1. So happy you liked it and you looked so good in it!

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