Holiday Hats 2018

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A little bit of grey

IMG_20180820_203349 I may have overestimated the amount of grey Mighty Stitch yarn I would need for the holiday hats. I figured on two hats per ball of grey. Making 8 hats, I got 5 balls. The extra one for the tufts as ears.

There are the beginnings of five hats in that photo – pink, yellow, light grey, pink, green. Know how many balls of grey I used? Not even one. There’s enough left to start the sixth hat.

Gonna have to find some grey projects.

It has begun

 

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It has begun! The annual “making of the holiday hats.” We’re up to 8 at the moment. 2, 4, 5, 5, 7, 7, 10, 12.

I have the feeling that certain youngsters are going to be out-growing the tradition, so maybe next year’s will see a decrease in production.

I’m starting this year by making the 8 hats, then I’ll do the embellishments – 16 eyes, 16 iris, 16 tassels, 8 beaks.

Christmas is COming

Christmas is coming. And before Christmas comes Christmas Cards. And another year of making hats for my sister’s kids. Last year’s hats didn’t make the cut for the cards. Despite their awesome .gif. We all agreed that the most popular hats have been animals, particularly these penguins (and one panda).

So I used a basic beanie pattern. And added some embellishment.

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Michael’s had some acrylic on sale. 90 yards for 99 cents. And some weird scrubby yarn from Red Heart.

Plus some Wool Jewel podcast to keep me company.

IMG_20170825_121153288Crochet, crochet, crochet.

Et Voila!

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Easter Morning

Around here we celebrate Easter as a secular holiday where magic bunnies deliver brightly colored eggs full of candy.

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The dogs are all in favor of this. As well as the fact that the patio table is low enough that their short little legs have no trouble hopping up to check out the goodies.

And since E.B. left a few brightly colored eggs on the grass…

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Oooh, what is this!

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Wait, is anyone watching?

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Mwhahaha!

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Make a break for it!

 

(Note that the candy left out where any canines can reach it is gummy type, all chocolate is stored in Easter Baskets out of dog reach.)