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Dog Hat

A few weeks ago, a good friend approached me about my knitting a hat for her dog. She sent me a picture that she saw on social media of a Corgi looking adorable in a hat, and decided her dog, Walter, needed one as well. What I didn't tell her was that the picture she sent me was of a crocheted hat. Unfortunately, I do not know how to crochet, and, at this point, I don't think I'll ever learn (but who knows, I'm still young). I make this point because, in my opinion, crocheting is great for freeform-type projects like dog hats. Again, I am unfamiliar with crocheting, so I could be way off base here.  Knitting  a hat for a dog was going to be a challenge, and I knew that from the very beginning. I spent weeks (okay with many days off in between) studying the picture my friend sent me trying to figure out just how I was going to construct this thing. Just when I thought I had cracked it, I noticed another part of the hat that I hadn't considered. I compiled quite a lon

Trio of Wall Hangings

Since moving into my new place, I have been trying to find something to hang over my bed. I looked at a lot of artwork online, but didn't see anything I liked in the very specific colors that I wanted. So what do I do when I can't buy something I want? I make it! Specifically, I knit it, of course. I actually looked into doing something macrame before deciding on knitting. The biggest deciding factor for these wall hangings was the fact that I already had the dowel rods. This made deciding the yarn weight pretty easy. I had to use yarn that would look decent on 4.5mm needles because my dowel rods were about 4mm thick. Narrowing down the yarn weight helped a lot, but there were still many yarn possibilities. I was looking for very specific colors. I spent a lot of time looking at yarn online but was too nervous to buy it in case the color was off. I deciding to check out the yarn store around the corner from where I work, so I could look at the yarn colors in person. Would you b

Braided Joggers

If you are interested in purchasing an ad free version of this pattern, please vist my ravelry page  here . Wow! I really impressed myself with these joggers! This is without a doubt the the hardest thing I've ever knit. I have never knit pants before, and I wasn't following any pattern. I was, quite literally, making it up as I went. I don't want to pat myself on the back or anything, but I think these joggers turned out pretty darn nice! I'll take you on my journey of knitting the Braided Joggers. What better place to start than with the yarn. I won this yarn several months ago through a giveaway with Stylecraft Yarns. I had no idea what I wanted to do with it, but of course I was excited about free yarn! I picked this light blue because I thought it was pretty. This yarn sat in the corner of my room for months. It was just kind of mocking me because I didn't have a clue what to do with it. It is DK weight, which is lighter than the yarn I normally use. At first,