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Eva’s Koala Hat

An amazing feat of speed and resourcefulness took place in the past 24 hours. I started and finished Eva’s koala hat, which she’ll be wearing for trick or treating this year. Trick or Treat falls on her birthday, so that weekend will be jam packed with lots of fun activities.

For this hat I used Wool Ease Thick and Quick in “Grey Marble” and an 8mm hook. I made the 6-12 month size since I used way thicker yarn than called for, but it still ended up adult sized. Eva can see out of it when it’s on her head, so that’s all that matters.

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I used every bit of the one skein of Thick and Quick that I had. I wanted to add braids and bigger ears, but I wasn’t about to buy another skein. That stuff is expensive!

I made the eyes and nose from felt. I used some of that no-sew glue to affix the felt pieces. Supposedly it’s washable, and I figured it was better than tacky glue.  It’s definitely not realistic, but I think it’s cute.

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Stocking Stuffer Dishcloths

I know this is a pretty boring share on my part, but I wanted to prove that I have been knitting during my blogging absence.

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I made these dishcloths with Knit Picks Dishie in “Mulberry” and “Kenai.” The Kenai is definitely going to bleed during the first use. It rubbed off on my bamboo needles. I didn’t notice any dye transfer when using the Mulberry, but I wouldn’t trust it. I will let the recipients (my mom and MIL) know to be careful when washing them for the first time.

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I have more Dishie in my stash that I will probably turn into a set of dishcloths for myself. I love this yarn. I’ve been seriously abusing a dishcloth I made from Dishie last May, and it’s been holding up fantastically.

Now that I’m done procrastinating with these dishcloths, I can get back to the projects I’ve been avoiding, namely the crocheted Christmas tree and the Knotty Gloves. 😛


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Family Photo Thursday

I promise there’s been some knitting happening. Is just been too boring to share. In an attempt to avoid finishing the Knotty Gloves, I’ve been knitting up a bunch of dishcloths for socking stuffers. Brilliant idea, I know. 🙂

Anyway, without further adieu, here are some pictures from our week:

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Kirsi cuddling with Daddy's tie.

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Sweet Little Princess

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Eva with one of her weed bouquets.

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We had to drag this wagon full of walnuts up and down the street. It was a pretty big deal.

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Such a big girl!

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Eva wanted to go "night night" in Mommy's bed. She wanted "Kirsi night night, too" and "Mommy night night." That was cozy for the 30 seconds it lasted.