on + off the needles…..

I knit this hat three times.

I started it this summer…. knit, knit, knit. It was supposed to be a slouchy hat & I decided it wasn't slouchy enough so I ripped it down to the brim and started over. Knit, knit, knit. Super slouchy hat complete. I pulled it onto my noggin and looked in the mirror. Hmmm. I looked like the swedish chef muppet. I should have taken a photo of that for you. I have one on my phone of Joe wearing it…. too bad I can't get it from my low tech phone to my computer. I'm sure he'd love for me to share it with you.

I tried it out a few times. Hoping I would learn to love it. I loved, loved the yarn I knit it up with it. But I didn't love the hat. So I ripped it down to the brim. Again. Knit, knit, knit. This time I knit it straight up without increasing…. aka no slouch. Finished it off with a purl two together decrease and it was done. For the third time. More details on Ravelry.

And I think I love it.

Now…. on to some very silly self portraits…..

 

on + off the needles.....

 

on + off the needles.....

 

on + off the needles.....

 

on + off the needles.....

 

Next on the needles is the cowl. You know the one. I think it's pretty much taken the knitting blogger community by storm this season. Easy to see why right? It's gorgeous. I'm using another Net Loft custom color by Three Irish Girls. I wish I could you tell you what it was…. but I've misplaced the darn tag. Also, I am currently searching high & low for my size 8 needles and wishing a yarn store was closer than a 45 minute drive away. 

Linking up with Ginny today with new (hopefully-i-find-those-darn-needles) yarn project and this book. Again. Do you ever start a book, put it down, and then start it again to find that it was this moment when you needed to read it? The words on these pages are singing to my heart…. it is truly a gem.

 

on + off the needles.....

 

Also…. happy anniversary to my sweet man. Fifteen years ago today. Thought you would enjoy a snapshot of us a long time ago. Maybe thirteen years or so? On the beach in cape cod. Just starting out together. Gah, we were babies then. It seems like so very long ago. He still makes me smile like that though, with a few crows feet thrown in for proof of the journey. Our old photos are starting to have a lovely vintage grainy look to them….. ahem~

But really, truly. I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect match to share this life with……

 

23 thoughts on “on + off the needles…..

  1. Happy Anniversary!!
    Love the hat.
    I made a cowl as my ‘don’t go crazy after surgery’ project. I’m wearing it, but it’s not finished…need to finish up the ends. Funny.

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  2. happy anniversary!
    i have the cowl pattern sitting here waiting for me to find the perfect yarn. preferably in my stash.
    also, i have several size us8 circs if you need me to stage an intervention. could pop a set in the mail if it’ll help.

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  3. Ahh!! Happy Anniversary. What a cute picture. There’s nothing like facing life with a good man by your side. Yours seems like one of the best. Lucky lady!
    Great hat, too!

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  4. I’m retiring knitting stuff…. sure there is one of everything in there. Do you want me to mail it, or do you want to wait to get the stuff when you are here? Right now it is a plastic bin full of tools, needles, and yarn… a few books…

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  5. I love seeing that picture, such joy! The decrease on your hat is so beautiful!! I’ll be casting on the honey cowl after I finish the tiny tea leaves sweaters for my girls.
    Happy Anniversary! We just hit number 8 recently.

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  6. I love the color of your hat! I love the honey cowl, too. I saw it knit up at my local yarn shop and nearly bought the yarn. Now I want to go back and buy it. I didn’t know it was the “in” thing!

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  7. Congrats on number 8! I have swooned over the tiny tea leaves sweater forever, but I learned to knit when my little guy was two. So I never had baby girls to knit for. I can't wait to see it on yours!

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  8. I keep seeing it again and again. It looks beautiful and seems to be much less complicated than some of the lacier cowls I've seen. I adore lace, but I would need to sit somewhere quiet to count and keep track of what I am doing…….. which isn't really how life works right now πŸ˜‰ I'm looking forward to knitting this up…. it looks lovely on everyone I've seen share it~

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