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"Pomegranate" a lace hat

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"Pomegranate" A lace Hat






Pomegranate is a unisex lace hat. The name originates from ancient times. The name pomegranate
derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded". It may be shaped into a regular
hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and  head sizes.I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.

Materials:
Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat
at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle
Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get guage

$ 6.00



Scairf Lasa a lace scarf

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"Scairf Lasa" A lace scarf. 



Scairf Lasa is the translation in Irish for Lace Scarf. It is a very simple name for a very simple scarf.
I think that men don’t wear enough lace, because we are not used to it or don’t see it as part of
our wardrobe. I encourage you not to take that as a command, it is just an opinion. A lace scarf
can become elegant, Spartan, delicate, sensual. I believe the person wearing the scarf is the one
who chooses what message the scarf broadcasts to the world. This pattern was inspired by
Barbara G. Walker’s “Coverleaf Eyelet Cable” from the collection of books A Treasury of Knitting
Patterns, by Schoolhouse Press.
Gauge = 8 sts = 2 “ and 14 Rows = 2 “ in Stockinette stitch
Needle size 4 mm or US 6
Suggested yarn Wollemeise Twin

Blocked to size 76 inches by 9.5 inches Main Picture No border.

Estonian Cast On or Knit Cast On video Link HERE or copy and paste

 $6.00


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Here you have the latest pair of socks. It is the Brethren once more, I love this pattern . I am creating my own pattern, I hope is as fun and easy to follow as this one has been.
 I am welcoming the spring, with a spring on my step and a new pair of socks. This month I was able to make two pairs of socks. I am very proud of myself.

I am also wearing my Ixidor hat , just for those who are wondering what is this hat he is wearing. Happy Spring 2014 and thanks for stopping by!

knitter's pride karbonz dpns review & more

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So here we have a new pair of socks.  I am crazy about making socks this time and it is part of my fun.  Probably next month I will be making my own pattern, as I have focus on what I want.  I will need to test it and see how it comes along.  It is inspired by the fact that I have been making The Brethren Sock.  I asked   Millard Fontenot if he minded the inspirational pattern and I got a green light.  Thank my Brethren.


So here you see my newest acquisition in dpns (double pointed needles). These are Karbonz by Knitter's Pride.  They are carbon fiber as I understand it and the feel very nice to the touch.  I have not felt that they are week or that the points will come out.  They are not slick, yet they are not really grabby.To quote "A revolutionary product!! New-age needles made from High-Tech carbon fiber with tips in nickel plated brass!"  They come in  sizes from 1.0 mm to 6.0 mm I have to agree with this assessment.  These are great dpns and at a great price when…

Spring Brethren and more Tech Talk

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Here is my latest project.  These socks are The Brethren Sockfrom Millard Fontenot.   My aim is to make one in each color, I do have my own sock pattern in the burner, but  I am in no hurry to test and or publish.  I have to have the time to design it in my head and paper.


Talking about design.  I truly don't understand why some software companies make false  or rather misleading statements in this day and age.   Roxio for the longest of time has been a great company, but this time they lost the ball with their BackOnTrack software.  The Creator Suites are fantastic Suites, but the BackOnTrack software only backs up your data in your documents.  In their comparison page they state that Creator  NXT Pro 2  backs up your  your operating system, data  and applications.  As of today March 10, 2014, it does only back up your data.  When you try to configure the back up in either one click or advanced modes, it displays the whole computer as being backed up, but believe me it does not.…

Spring 2014 Knitting and Tech

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I believe once daffodils are out, spring is officially starting.  In California we have been experiencing a drought of kinds.  It is scary and nevertheless the way nature is.  I think this year may be different and we may get some other kind of water pattern.

 I have a picture of my Tulips, yep the ones I plant every year.  I am very excited about the fact that I am able to do this.


Now for the tech part. I have a DELL XPS 8500 , and I upgraded the Dell Backup and Recovery Software at a cost of about $40.00. I will tell you that is you are looking for a software that is automated, do not get this software. Dell has failed to update it's software to work efficiently with Windows 8.1. On the long Run I decided to invest in another backup program, but nevertheless, Windows Image backup still works and File History is a good option. Right now I am trying BackonTrack by Roxio and it seems to work.
Also under Tech comes the fact that my Bluetooth  hardware had to be disabled, bec…