This last Fall after I had two hats knitted (my yearly stash for knitting hats for needy people in Northern regions anywhere on the globe) I got really distracted with related knitted things. In Sept. I finished the green scarf for my daughter in the Fall, and in Nov. I gave the creme one to my sis in law from Holland when she was here for a vacation.
The painting is as quirky as this poet is:) 24x24 Oil, St.GermainWhen temps began to drop right before Christmas, I knitted a hat for this poet who inspired me to do this painting. She had lost a very good job. I discovered that she walked whenever she had to go (in this area people don't walk unless they don't have a car). Also heard through the grapevine that she was very discouraged, so I knitted a green hat to go with her green jacket and gave it anonymously with some other things. I saw her wear the hat 4 weeks in a row. I get a kick out of things like that:)
Midweek Blues is a cinch for me, because ultramarine blue is one of my fave colors to paint:)
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Around Christmas two of my oldest grand kids stayed overnight. Last year I taught the 10 year old how to knit and she has been knitting ever since! I kept hearing that she was knitting things for other people. So I set her up with all the things to knit a hat with a circular needle. Showed her how to do it. Hope all the info "sticks":)
After Christmas was over I realized there was not much time left and I had only knitted two hats, so for the past weeks the needles only were put down (little exaggerated) when cooking or sleeping.
The charcoal cap with white rim is from Knit Simple (Holiday 2010). I used a much chunkier yarn and larger size circular needles than the pattern called for, so I had to do the decreases a few times over.
Probably one more hat before I send it in the mail. At least six heads will be warm
The condo I live in is right by this water feature. When I open the door, sounds of water meet me. But since yesterday the sounds of my chimes are much louder than that of the water. All through the night I heard them, because a very icy wind (very unusual for California) has been has been, and is still blowing. Not a pleasant, but a very different distraction, as well as a new opportunity to add to http://Waterywednesday.blogspot.com, hosted by 2sweetnsaxy!
I'M SURE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY DISTRACTIONS LIKE THIS, DO YOU?