yarn

Something about Fall makes me want to play with yarn. So, I crochet something. This time is was slouchy hats for the girls! Then, I decided to make matching arm warmers too! I’m still working on Layla’s, but Natalie’s are done and she’s so thrilled, she’s planned her outfits around them several days in the last week 😉

The hat is the Slight Slouch hat and while it turned out okay, I wouldn’t recommend this pattern. The instructions were rather convoluted  and I actually found one mistake! And it turned out on the small side (I had to stretch it a lot) even though I used a size bigger hook than recommended. For a free pattern, none of this would bug me, but it was $5 for the download.

The arm bands are a free pattern (yay!) and these instructions were great! I adjusted the stripes out, which only made it easier. She has room to grow in them too.

Once again, I’ve convinced myself I can be a knitter. I’m not horrible at it, I actually have some things I’ve knitted and actually use/wear now, so maybe I can keep trying and actually be faster at it! I really love Knit Simple magazine. They always have projects of all sizes and all skill levels. I bought the latest one and hope to make a few things from it soon.

I have a lot going on this week, not the least of which is my birthday on Saturday!! Casey has surprise plans and told me to have nothing planned for Friday or Saturday, including lesson planning etc.. So I need to load up the first half of my week with planning lessons and editing photos! “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…”

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