Another Hat

This is one of my favorite projects, and certainly one of my favorite hats. This is my pixie hat I knit to wear when I went skiing one year. Rest assured I was the only person flailing down the ski slope in a pixie hat, but it did the trick.

The pattern came from this book:

It’s full of awesome little projects. I want to make more stuff from this book, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Amy Singer has a website which is well with checking out. It’s full of free, awesome projects of all skill levels.

By the way, I hate skiing.

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Yoga Mat Bag

I decided to try yoga for weight loss. As it turns out yoga is a lot harder than it looks. And what worse is that it is a delayed pain: I feel good after doing yoga, but an hour later I can no longer walk. So now I have a yoga mat but no yoga mat bag. What’s a girl to do? Knit one! (Or go to the store and buy one, but that’s not creative at all!) So here’s the bag I want to make:

I’m not sure if I’ll make it striped or solid yet. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. The pattern comes from here:

Hopefully I’ll survive yoga long enough to make my yoga mat bag.

Hats

These are two hats I made when I chaperoned a mission trip with my church’s youth group. They both come from the same pattern, I just changed the second one up a bit. I was actually supposed to knit these on round needles, but figured out how to do it on straight needles.

The pattern came from One-Skein Wonders, which is true to it’s name. This book is perfect for me because it’s little projects that can be knit up fairly quickly. I tend to have trouble finishing big projects. I blame this on working too much, so clearly I need to work less and craft more.

Creative Scrapbooking

I never really got into scrapbooking until I saw this book:

Scrapbooking has always been to me something that mothers do about family vacations and other important moments in life. I am not a mother and therefore felt left out of scrapbooking until I found this. Of course this is more about journaling (something else I’m not good at) than scrapbooking, but it’s still in the same family. The author has more cool stuff at her website. As it turns out, I’m not as creative when it comes to paper crafts, but I hope to be making stuff like this before long:

The Sweater

For my next project I want to knit a sweater. Particularly this sweater:

I attempted it knit it a few years ago and made quite alot of progress. I had finished the body and was working on the arms when it unraveled. I cried and then put it in the back of my closet. As soon as I finish my flower sampler and Mario towel I want to try it again.

The pattern comes from this book and, according to the title, can be finished in a weekend. I highly doubt it. Maybe if it was a long weekend and I had nothing else to do, but that never happens.