Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Giving Knitting

My trip to Texas went well - and I came back with a great tan. I'll post pictures soon, or whenever my dad gets around to emailing me the ones on his camera. :) It was so good to be back on Texas soil again - Texas will always be my home.
I didn't get much knitting done while I was gone, but here's pictures of my latest charity bunch, going in the mail today. These are hats that I've made within the last three months or so.

So the tally for 2009 stands at 21 knitted hats and 22 crocheted. My goal for this year is 250 - hopefully it'll happen! These are a couple of my favorites. I liked the way they turned out.

Also, I've recently taken up a new project - knitted helmetliners for our troops. I've only made three so far - still experimenting with patterns and other options. I bought my first ever Addi Turbo circs to work on them, and I LOVE IT. Now I know I won't be happy until I've replaced all of my circs with Addis. Anwyay, here are the helmetliners: So that's it for now! I'm off to the post office!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hey, guys! I'm still here - really, I do remember that I have a blog, I've just been SOOOO busy lately. I took an additional part-time job, so now I'm working two part-time positions (one retail, one food service) AND trying to keep up with my twelve college course hours that I'm taking this semester. I thought it was going to be so easy! MmmmmHmmmm.

Well, anyway. At last count, I had forty-one baby hats done for charity (Coveted Yarn Company's baby hat contest), and they'll be packaged up to mail up to New England by tomorrow (hopefully). I'll take pictures after I have all the ends woven in. At the beginning of this year I challenged myself to knit three hundred baby hats and crochet three hundred baby hats for charity. Not necessarily all in this year, but maybe in the next two years. I'm excited to see how long it takes. Baby things are so fun. :)

Now for the news! I'm leaving for Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday. I'm so excited! Just to have my feet on Texas soil again will be wonderful, but on top of that I'll be at the beach for the entire spring break week, soakin' up the sun. I'm actually going to see my dad for the first time in six years. It's bound to be an interesting week, so I'd appreciate y'all's prayers. :)

Now to decide what to knit on the flight. I'll probably have a panic attack if they try to confiscate my needles.