It’s that time of year when the needles are covered in yarn and a lot of flat surfaces have piles of knitted hats, scarves, cowls, fingerless mitts, etc. There are two little girls and four little boys in the valley and hats have been made for all of them. I’ll make more hats, for the other children and folks in my life, before giving the remainder to someone who can put them in the hands of others who need a bit of warmth and prayer in their lives.
The hats are knitted on circular, round needles and finished on double pointed needles (dpn). Those dpn’s take a little getting used to but the best way I’ve found to finish a hat.
The blaze orange makes the little boys happy and, for some of them, keeps them warm while they are hunting with their Dad’s.
Kollage Yarns make a square knitting needles which is, surprisingly, easy on my hands and the yarn doesn’t slip off the needles…at least not as easily as round needles. Kollage Yarns also has a yarn made with 80% milk 20% cotton; I’d love to give that a try!
The brownish yarn is some Lion Brand Homespun given to me by my sister. She hated the dark color, found it difficult to see but, for years, I’ve used OTT lights that make all the difference in the world in my ability to see true colors.
Even with the rainy weather and the sprained hands, a little bit of knitting is getting accomplished. Beats housework or mucking the stable any day of the week, eh?
Blessings ~ knitting ~ OTT lights ~ yarn ~ Kollage Yarn square needles ~ finished hats ~ DPN’s ~ Lion Brand Homespun ~