Keeping it Cosy

Here I am sitting in the waiting area of a garage waiting for my truck to get an oil change, still working away on the last owl hat for a paying customer. I’ve still got to finish the set I’m working on for my daughter but when it’s more for fun knitting I tend to rotate projects as I get bored/frustrated with one and need to take a break from it. Here is what I’ve been working on now and again.

I am a huge tea lover and always have a pot going. I should show you the cupboard full of all my selections I have! In oder to keep my little pot warm I found a great knitting pattern for the cover and found a bunch of other patterns for knit leaves and crochet flowers. More on this to come!


Déja Vu…

Once again sleep eludes me but gives me extra knitting time (although I’d prefer the sleep) to finish off my orders for the owl hats. With an upcoming treatment change, here’s hoping that sleepless nights due to pain will be a thing of the past. Chronic pain is a beast to live with and I don’t wish it on anyone. I started knitting as a distraction from a difficult divorce but continued because of its relaxing benefits. Something about the rhythmic clicking of the needles is just so soothing even on the really painful days. Enough about me, on to the knitting. I finished knitting the white owl hat earlier in the week and added the button eyes to complete it. 

With that finished, on to the next one. This client chose a royal blue for her hat. The yarn I used for both is Brava Worsted by Knit Picks. The first colour was called White and the one below is called Celestrial. I’m knitting on Knit Picks Caspian 5.0mm DPN’s. As you might have already guessed, I LOVE Knit Picks products. No I don’t get commission for pushing their products, I’m just a huge fan. I have never been dissatisfied with any of the products, the prices are great and they have tons of great free and paid patterns. I’m concurrently working on a great poncho kit from Knit Picks, but that’s for another time. Paid work always comes first. To be honest I have a few projects on the go but what serious knitter doesn’t? So here’s a look at the beginning of the second hat. Until next time, keep calm and knit on!

Night Owl…

Another night spent awake in pain. Thankfully my hands are OK so I’m working on one of my orders for an owl themed hat. I made one for a friend and now I have orders for two more! I don’t  do a lot of commission work but I enjoy knitting so much and who doesn’t want to be paid for doing something they love? I used to create and sell jewelry (which I still do on occasion) but since discovering knitting it has been a less frequent activity. So here I am on the couch, watching Netflix knitting away while drinking a delicious new holiday tea I dicovered. Seems fitting for a cold snowy December night. All is quiet and peaceful save for my dog, Gizmo, snoring away. She’s my constant companion during the day and on sleepless nights like tonight. Well this hat isn’t going to knit itself…

A few more hours of work and the owl motif is now visible. For anyone interested you can find the pattern here. It’s a well written pattern that also has a crochet version. For the true owl lovers there are also patterns for fingerless mittens and a scarf.