Need I say more?

I’ve got dozens of reasons for not having posted this past month and a half…but I’m sure you don’t want to hear about me being sick in March with that horrible cold/sinus infection. And then I’m sure that you don’t want to hear about me having knee surgery last month, and sleeping for a week afterwards…

I have not knitted much since getting that sinus infection.

I lost the knitting mojo.

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So now I am almost 3 weeks since the surgery, the first week having slept most of the week away, I am finally finding that it is more comfortable to sit with my leg up, then down from the ottoman for longer periods of time…thank goodness for physical therapy!!

I had purchased a bunch of yarn on my last trip to Knitting Etc. in Ithaca with my Mom, Michele & Dottie…we had such a great time together…so anyways, I bought some Cascade 220 in Mossy Rock (9429) (a lovely dark olive green) and winter white (8505), and am using a hat pattern that I found on Ravelry,  (great site for patterns and sharing information and pictures of your finished products) called Flora Hat.

Here’s a picture of the start of my new hat…

Flora Hat

When I finish it, I will post a picture of it displayed on my fake head…

Anywho, I am so glad to be back doing something useful since I’ve not been able to really do much with this bum knee of mine other than fix a quick meal, and do a few dishes…

My Mom gave me some wonderful yarn the other day, and as I was sitting here petting it…I love to pet yarn…I was trying to decide what to do with it. Socks? A scarf, a shawl???

I tried working with the yarn to make a pair of socks, but that wasn’t working out for this inexperienced knitter, so I rummaged through my patterns and found a pattern that I bought about a month ago to make a scarf / shawl.

Perfect!!

I started it the other night. The yarn is Crystal Palace Mini Mochi and the pattern is Fiber Trends Versatile Scarves.

I love the feel of this yarn, and am so excited to see the end product…

Scarf

This is fun!

Upload a photo of yourself and presto, your image in a style inspired by Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster.

Click HERE

Just something to get into the inaugural swing of things!!

Here’s the one I did of myself…

Obamicon Me

Along with getting ready for the holidays…which BTW, I am so glad that they are over with, I’ll explain later…

I’ve been making hats, and more hats.

I made this hat for my sister Stacey:

Then I made this hat for Stacey’s Mother-In-Law:

And here is the hat that I finished this morning:

I kept myself busy because I’m so not really terribly fond of the Christmas Holidays. I used to be, but since my husband passed away, and since he was born on Christmas Day, and he would have turned 61 on this birthday…well, I just can’t seem to get into the holiday season anymore…I used to love it, but I miss having him here with me…

Not the “Cat” Lady…the Hat Lady.

I’ve finished another hat. This one is a floppy hat. Kind of cute, very red, and nice and warm (this I know because I wore it home from work this evening due to inclement weather).

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See how floppy it is…

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And now that I’ve finished this hat, which for some ungodly reason I promised myself I wouldn’t start any other projects until I finished this one…I’m going to flip through my new book that I found on Half.com which is 45 Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit written by Anna Zilboorg. OMG, there are so many unique hats in this book. Some of them look like the tops of buildings in Russia. I’m not sure if anyone would want to wear these hats, but I’m thinking they will look absolutely marvelous on heads in my curio cabinets.

Anywho…off to choose a hat pattern…hope that Christmas shopping, cooking and all that other stuff that goes with the holiday doesn’t get in my way…

Holy smokes Batman!

I’ve finally finished the Danish (No) Earflap Hat. I love it!! And I can not believe that I actually made this hat!!

The crown of the hat is neat looking also!

I’m still in awe…I struggled for so many years to learn how to knit, and now I can actually say, that I am a knitter!!

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