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And....SOCKS

One of my most favorite Christmas gifts was a bag o' yarn from Lindsay.  I had used some luscious yarn that I bought at J.P. Knit & Stitch , a lovely little yarn shop in Jamaica Plain, MA, to make a pair of socks.  The yarn was so soft and delightful to work with that I raved about it to Lindsay.  My fabulous daughter went back to the store and picked out several skeins of that very same yarn to give to me for Christmas. I love her!! The yarn is "Alegria" by Manos del Uruguay I cast on some socks right away and enjoyed knitting them because this yarn is so nice to work with. Finished socks!!  This is hand-painted yarn Since we have had a terrible, wet, raw, cold winter here, I wore my own socks all winter,  They are the warmest and one day I dragged them all out and admired them, here is a photo of most of the socks I have made and kept.  Many more have gone out as gifts to my daughters, my friends and family.  It is very satisfying to see so

Chloe Kim Fever

There is nothing like seeing a knitted item and furiously trying to re-create it!  This winter, in the Olympics, the adorable young Chloe Kim showed up all over the TV in an adorable hat.  Right away I wanted to try to make the hat for my daughters.  I spent a few days trying to get the same look, using different yarns, different size needles...Finally I got the look I wanted.  I never did find the actual yarn that her hat was made of, but the super bulky yarn by Lion Brand fit the bill.  After several trips to Michael's I found enough yarn to make four hats.              My two daughters in their hats! Here is a photo of Chloe Kim in her hat, the inspiration for my projects. This was very exciting to me.   I am going to write out my pattern to share.   CHLOE KIM HAT Materials: Size 15 needles. I would use a 16” circular or two circulars to knit in the round, Another option would be DPNs , whichever works best for you. Chunky yarn, I used Lion Bra