FO: Lots of Baby Hats & A Knitting Needle Bracelet

With lots of my friends and coworkers being either pregnant or having adorable little babies, it seems that I have been knitting baby items for awhile.  Here are some of the little helm-protectors that I have finished lately:

Also … I’ve been drooling over knitting needle bracelets or bangles ever since I saw them on Etsy years ago.  A few weeks ago, I managed to make one of my own.  I used this online tutorial, but the temperature setting for the metal needles only worked well with the smaller gauge needles.  This bracelet was a size 1 needle.

Knitting needle bracelets - beautiful and dangerous ;)

Knitting needle bracelets – beautiful and dangerous 😉

 

 

 

 

 

FO: B’s Chemo Hat

Around mid to late January, my friend, @AR_Hooligan,  announced that he was diagnosed with colon cancer.  This friend introduced me to my husband many, many years ago.  There are no words to describe how important he has been in my life or how much his friendship means to me.

My first thought was to start planning things and gifts to keep him smiling and laughing as much as possible in the coming months.  This will probably only be the start of things for him.

Ravelry Project Page:  B’s Chemo Hat

Pattern:  Biker Hat from Knit One, Embellish Too: Hats, Mittens, and Scarves with a Twist by Cosette Cornelius-Bates

Needles: Size 7 dpn

Yarn: Berroco Comfort Solid in Aegean Sea, Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Brown, and Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids in Lime

Vintage Obsession (Part IV)

Over the past months, I have amassed a small collection of vintage objects and I have been blogging about them [Vintage Obsession, Vintage Obsession (Part Deaux, & Vintage Obsession (Part Trios)].  Today is a share the wealth day … live vicariously through my vintage objects.

These hats were all given to me by Z’s mother.  They are in amazing shape for their ages.

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Vintage Obsession

Over the past month, I have amassed a small collection of vintage objects. Today is a share the wealth day … live vicariously through my vintage objects.

Years ago, there was an old couple who lived across the street (highway) from my parents.  They were the sweetest couple that you can imagine.  I only vaguely remember them; they passed away before I was 12 years old.  One of their relatives moved into their house, but she didn’t stay long and she didn’t do anything about the couple’s belongings.  Over the years, the people have raided the house looking for God knows what and the house is starting to become dilapidated.  My parents got in touch with the relatives and were told to get anything they wanted from the house.  And that is how I came to have these amazing pieces …

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