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Tried a high ponytail hat, Barbara

My mum had heart surgery a week ago and you might think that sitting around a hospital ward would be a golden opportunity to knit, but no. 284 more words

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Baby hats! I’ve been indulging in make some quick on and off the needle baby hats in between working on my tunic length fingering weight cardigan. 108 more words

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A headband for Penny, Barbara

I did a post a week or two ago on cotton lined brims for the more sensitive Canadian forehead. My sister Penny requested one in the comment section of that post. 169 more words

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Another Chapter bites the dust, Barbara

This hat has the last three patterns of chapter 5, Slip-Stitch Patterns, YEAH!!!! The brim and topper are done with Indian Cross Stich, pg 112, and the main body of the hat uses “Closing” Double Cable, pg 112 and Slipped Hourglass, pg 110. 192 more words

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I must use up my Stash!

At this time of year I always end up surveying my knitting room with a mixture of emotions, mainly despair and trepidation as I see the endless bags of half used balls of yarn and abandoned projects. 303 more words


The plant that can't die - a crocheted cactus

     My sister can’t keep a plant alive – she really can’t. Somehow, she’s even managed to kill a cactus, letting it shrivel up because she forgot to water it. 732 more words


Barbara's dice

I decided to do a simple hat with some of Barbara Walker’s dice patterns on the brim. When you look at the dice patterns, I think only one through 4 actually read as dice, the 5 and 6 get lost in the busy. 112 more words

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