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Happy Birthday to Me 2014

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This was the best Birthday that I can remember I have had in many years. I was completely at peace and did exactly what I wanted all day. I ate what I wanted, I got laundry done, and had my favorite cake. I also dotted some i and crossed some tees that needed crossing.


Some great Tauron Wine, in reality wine from Spain, Rioja Tinto, great for dinner.

The Vegan German CHocolate cake is delicious. Thanks for stopping by!

"Artemis" reversible slouch hat

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"Artemis" reversible slouch hat.


Artemis /ˈɑrtɨmɨs/ was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. Her Roman equivalent is Diana. Some scholars believe that the name, and indeed the goddess herself, was originally pre-Greek. Homer refers to her as Artemis Agrotera, Potnia Theron: "Artemis of the wildland, Mistress of Animals". The Arcadians believed she was the daughter of Demeter.

You may honor the divine in you with this beautiful artsy hat. It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. A completely reversible hat with a lot of versatility, for many shapes and head sizes. This pattern inspired and adapted to be knit in the round for a hat, from “Crowns” by Barbara G. Walker, 4th Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.  

Materials: Yarn: Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin by Wollmeise Colorway Safran
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"Hermes" a unisex hat.

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Hermes is a unisex hat. An Olympian god in Greek religion and mythology, son of Zeus and the Pleiad Maia. He is second youngest of the Olympian gods. Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries.

 It may be shaped into a regular hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker “Fancy Cable Check” from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns Book. It has been adapted for knitting a hat on the round. 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 Colorway Spring Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams or 175 yds)

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…

Knitting backwards or left to right

A short video of how to knit backwards or from left to right

Purling from left to right or Backwards

A short video sharing with you a technique of purling from left to right or backwards.






"Heracles" a lace scarf

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 "Heracles" a lace scarf 



Heracles name comes from Hēra, “Hera”, and kleos, “glory”, born Alcaeus, was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, and the ancestor of royal clans.

A lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has strong, yet delicate, lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.
This project may be any size. You may use different yarns and different size needles. It is a fun project. I have found that it is always good to count your stitches. Whenever I am missing a stitch it is usually a yarn over that fell off. You will always have 41 stitches.

Materials:

Yarn: Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms) , 435 yds.

Needles: US 6 4.0 mm
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Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 Rows = 2 inches

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended)

Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pi…

Old Fashion Selfie

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What this is an old fashion #selfie and this is the Daniel Hat, a Fair Isle hat. It is done in Paton's Canadiana for a friend. It is a great test of Acrylic resilience. I actually enjoy knitting with it. My friend needs big hats and I love making them for him. I have modified the pattern to include this modification for those who want to make it.

So why not have a bright colored hat that enhances your day.  Thanks for stopping by!

Icaro a Lace Hat

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Icaro is a unisex lace hat. In Greek mythology, Icaro (Spanish spelling), Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ancient Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare[1]) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. This hat made of wool will keep you protected from the Sun and the cold wind. It can be a tam, a slouchy of plain beanie, I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker Flame Ribbing Stitch Pattern. 

 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 45 grams)


Needles: US 2, 2.75 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge:   2 “ = 12.5  Sts  and 16 Rnds in St…

Make 1 Left and Make 1 Right

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The picture below shows you the end result of making two stitches by using the horizontal bar between stitches and knitting one and purling one. This will give you two stitches in a ribbing of 1 x 1 without changing your pattern.

The second picture is showing you a M1L or Make one left and a M1R or Make 1 Right.  You will be using the vertical bars of the stitches.

The third picture is showing you the possible outcomes of this combination.  On each side of a stitch and between two stitches.

Here is a small video as a demonstration. Thanks for stopping by!

Estonian - Lace - Knit - Cast On VIdeo

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This is the video for the "Scairf Lasa" that I have made to assist you in the making of the lace scarf.
Thanks for stopping by!