Coming to an end!
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Well I woke up not being able to breathe. You know how that feels! Stuffy nose, chest clogged and it is painful to breathe as the muscles around your lungs are sore from coughing. So not fun. Glad I have my knitting to keep me busy while I rest in bed.
I woke up feeling bad but was thinking about a knitting project I just finished. Here it is:
It is a really cool slouchy hat. The cool part of this simple pattern from my friend Karen Mathers (rare purls knit shop) is that to make the stripes you actually break the yarn and use an old spinners technique of splicing yarns together using spit. Yup you fray both end, spit on them and roll them together using your palms. Takes a bit to get the hang but it is cool. Now you HAVE to use a natural fiber (wool, alpaca) because natural fibers have little scales just like your own hair. Those scales will hook together when you wet them down and run together and join together permanently. Very cool technique. Here is a video showing you the technique!
So I have enough yarn to make a 2nd one. Which I will for me and use when I go camping later in January. In later posts I will have to show you the results!
So my last Friday of 2017 will be spent dealing with this chest cold, knitting to try and finish my newest addition to my Etsy site, and maybe some game play on my laptop. You know I need a break once in a while! 😝😘😱
Well I did get started on the new item for my Etsy shop despite feeling bad and playing with my blog for a bit. I love having an Amazon Fire Stick and binge watching things either on Netflix or a channel that I downloaded. I love that thing, when I want to knit for a long time it is my go to. Plus I watch in my bedroom where I love to knit, I get to hide from the teens in the house there. This is a great pattern I am working on, pretty mindless until I get to the button holes on this piece. I got the pattern from this Etsy site, she has a ton and has said I can resell anything from the patterns I buy from her, I just have to use my own photos. Hence my need to make this quickly so I can add it to my site while the weather is still cold and people would want to buy it. My daughter is getting this one, I might have to make myself one. Check out her site to see what the finished project will look like on a 5-year-old since that is her picture.
Well it is getting late and I guess I have to eat something. Don’t really feel like it since I am not feeling well but I will do it!! Have a blessed night and see you tomorrow!!