Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Finally, the picture! Didn't it turn out so cute? He was so proud =)
Sunday, December 1, 2013
This is just a formula. You will notice in the instructions that I did not include details for when to change stripes. I made several versions of this hat; all of them have stripes with different widths and different colors. My favorite washable yarn is Plymouth Encore. If your LYS carries this brand and has the neon colors I suggest using the neon yellow, green, and orange. For the red and blue, I suggest finding the brightest that you can find.
If you want less of a "tail", you can increase on every 4th row (instead of on the 7th row).
If you want more of a "tail" knit the 12 stitches after the first increase row for more than 6 rows.**
M1=Make one increase. Here is a link if you are not familiar with this increase, please look at this link: http://tutorials.knitpicks.com/wptutorials/make-1-increase/
PM=Place a stitchmarker
SM=Slip marker from left to right needle
Size 9 circular needles (or any size that gives you gauge)
Worsted weight yarn in whatever colors you would like. I used Plymouth Encore.
6 stitchmarkers (one different from the others )
Gauge: 4.5 stitches/inch
Cast on 6 stitches (I used Judy's Magic Cast On). However you can use any circular cast on. PM the stitchmarker that is different from the others to indicate beginning of round.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: *K1, M1, PM repeat from * to end (12 stitches)
Knit 6 rows even **
Next row: *K2, M1, SM, repeat from * to end (18 stitches)
Knit 6 rows even
Next row: *K3, M1, SM, repeat from * to end (24 stitches)
Continue in this manner, increasing 6 stitches on every 7th row until you have 84 stitches.
Knit even until hat measures 14 inches from the top.
Next row, change to K1, P1 rib pattern.
Knit even for about 3 inches.
Bind off (I use Jeny's Stretchy Bind Off)
Voilà! Your hat is done!
Please let me know if you have any questions. =) Happy Holidays!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Alex: "Is the mailman famous?"
Daddy: "No, why do you say that?"
Alex: "Because he's everywhere..."
OMG this made me laugh! So I decided to share it with you. I hope it made you laugh too =)
The photo below is from my children's school's garden. They are growing so many things....I am amazed by it all. I will be sharing more photos of the fruits of their labor, especially since school will be starting in less than a month. Happy Summer everyone!
Monday, July 8, 2013
Anyway, here are some pictures (I know, I know, so cliché) of our little outing. We will be going back, though...hopefully with not so much fog.....
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The view at one of the beaches at South Yuba River. Stunning......I wish we had more time to relax here. Unfortunately, the day was getting hot and there was more of the trail to follow. I think I foresee another visit this summer with the kids!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Friday, March 8, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Monday, January 7, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Friday, January 4, 2013
Caught these last summer when we planted a couple of bushes in the front yard. They were supposed to eat the aphids that I found on the plants. They did their job and flew away the next day.