Finished Object – Sockhead Slouch Hat

This post is long overdue since I finished the hat weeks ago. The hat is kid-sized, knit from my own hand dyed yarn, and knit following the Sockhead Slouch Hat pattern by Kelly McClure to the letter. Warning: some of these photos may be repeats from previous posts. I decided to knit the hat when…

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Unraveled No. 1

I want to make this a regular post, perhaps monthly, possibly the second Wednesday of the month, where I talk about my making progress and what’s happening in my life. Hopefully I can join Kat & co for Unraveled Wednesdays at least once a month. The Sockhead Hat is finished! My kid loves it, but…

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Knitting Podcasts to Bring You Company During Quarantine

I might be obsessed with knitting podcasts. If you’re not familiar with knitting podcasts, I should note that unlike most podcasts, they’re usually on video and available on YouTube, not your favorite podcast phone app. Not. that there aren’t audio-only knitting podcasts, but you can see the appeal of actually being able to show off…

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Making Knitting Plans (I’m Sure I’ll Change My Mind Tomorrow)

My kid’s Sockhead Hat is finished! A separate post is coming soon. I’m actually hoping to finish the baby blanket soon and do one blog post for both FOs. I’ve been knitting on it monogamously since I finished the hat. It must be done by July and I don’t want to be working on it…

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Other People Making Things, & The Dog That Would Eat a Sweater

I wanted to write something, but I haven’t finished anything or started anything new, so instead I thought I’d share a few things I’ve found online. Despite being stuck at home, I’ve been busy with work and childcare. Sadly, the weather hasn’t allowed for as much playing outside as I would like. For example, here’s…

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On Mistakes

Recently my needles fell out of my Sockhead hat and it was a disaster. I ended up having to rip back about an inch of work (in fingering weight yarn) and then get the needles back on and start knitting again. To experienced knitters, it might not sound like much, but I knit slowly. I…

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WIP Wednesday, March 25

I thought I’d give WIP Wednesday a try. (This will not be a weekly thing; I don’t knit fast enough or have enough time to write where that would make sense.) Although I technically have 4 projects on the needles, one is in deep, deep hibernation and the other is in mild hibernation (I plan…

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Making Plans when Plans Go Awry

We’re all stuck at home. You probably are, too. In case you’re reading this from the future, we’re keeping ourselves inside to protect ourselves and others from the COVID-19 virus. It sounds like a dream for an introvert, right? Staying inside all the time? I had plans, though. My husband and son planned to take…

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Fresh From the Dyepots: February 2020

It’s time for the first ever monthly post where I show off what I dyed up the previous month! I started hand dyeing yarn in January of 2019 after receiving the Greener Shades Beginner Yarn Dyeing Kit for Christmas. Currently I dye as a hobby: sometimes I have a project in mind, and sometimes I’m…

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How I Manage my ADHD with Knitting

I have ADHD. I was diagnosed in high school. I tried a couple medications, but found them to either make me feel nauseous or have no effect. Because of this, I’ve learned my own strategies to adapt and become successful. A huge game changer was when I discovered I could use knitting to help me…

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