Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I'm a quilter but...

I'm a quilter but sometimes I knit! 

My newly retired friend, Nancy, knits and we have decided to try to get together every so often and knit at a 'local' yarn shop. The yarn shop is local for Nancy - there is none where I live. I decided that I should knit something before we meet later this week - and it's a good thing I did! It took me 20 minutes to remember how to cast on!

From then on, all went well. I made myself a hat from worsted Merino wool. 
The hat is on an acorn squash - I don't have a head stand.
 The pattern is from Ravelry and is a butterfly design.
Butterfly Hat, pattern by Sofiya Cremin
Here is a close up of the design.

We stopped at the yarn shop on our way to State Volleyball and I picked up some more yarn (worsted Merino wool) for a hat for Ray. The pattern I had wasn't going to work (I didn't have the right size needles with me.) so I  found a pattern on the Internet. Ray wanted the hat to have a cuff/rollup. It would have been really neat if I had some colored yarn to put in stripes.

Turn A Square pattern by Jared Flood

Here is the top of the hat. I'd like to make it again with stripes. The stripes would form a square on the top of the hat. Oops, you can see that acorn squash in the background.

I'm a quilter but sometimes I sew! 

I decided that I needed a neat bag to carry my knitting so I made one. I found the pattern online.
Diana Hobo pattern by elizabeth carroll designs
I made a few changes and I'll make a couple more if I make this bag again but this will be fine for now.

It has a magnet closure and I added pockets for knitting needles and supplies.

I'm a quilter but sometimes I do other things! Not very often though! 


  1. I love that butterfly hat! I'd like to learn how to knit. I tried to learn to crochet once, but my fingers and my brain just couldn't seem to communicate with each other. Besides, I'm not sure I could set aside my quilting long enough to do any serious knitting. ha!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks! It is always fun to find free patterns. ~Jeanne

  3. Beautiful hats! Love the red one. It's fun to venture off sometimes;)



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