Those Knitting Badges

Yesterday was July 1 and the beginning o the third quarter. I could have started knitting on my Camp Loopy 2nd project but I didn’t and I’m probably going to be sorry when I’m up half the night towards the end of July trying to get it finished.

Eat, Sleep, Knit’s new badges included anything made from a pre-1980’s era pattern. I decided to make this hat. It looks easy enough and we’re both needing hats in the winter when we’re out dealing with the chickens or walking the dogs. I had ESK yarn that would work . . it’s actually the same yarn I used for Addie’s little doll blanket. I got a bit of knitting time in last night but then I decided since this is mindless K2, P2 ribbing for a long time, then K6, P2 for a long time, I can do that over the weekend when Vince is home.

Beanie

Beanie

My knitting this afternoon will be on the Camp Loop project. Not sure how much counting and paying attention I have to do with that one so it may be a project I have to work on when I’m home alone.

Long Haul Badge

Since I can’t start the second Camp Loopy project til tomorrow, I’m working on other projects. Another ESK Badge is “Long Haul” and it has to be an old project . . I think something that’s been at least 9 months since it was started. My Kynance Cove was started in April, 2014. I started working on it again after lunch and will work on it today, then put it aside til I start on the Camp Loopy project tomorrow.

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove

I think I can get to the ribbing part of this before bedtime, then I’ll have just the ribbing, front band, collar and sleeves to get done. At the rate I’ve been working on this, I should be finished by the end of 2016 but . . I’m going to get back on this as soon as I finish Camp Loopy’s July project and get it done. I definitely want to be able to wear this as soon as it gets cold. Ahhhh, cold . . I’m so ready!

Crochet

One of the badges for this quarter at Eat, Sleep, Knit was “High Class Hooker” and that involved making a crochet project that uses at least 250 yards.  For my pattern, I chose the Mitered Square Pet Blanket but didn’t want to deal with stripes so I just threw in a bit of different color at random.

I have friends who love to crochet. I do not love to crochet. For a brief moment, I thought . . I’ll pay someone to do this project for me. Then, I remembered . . be honest!

The pattern started out with “Ch 2″. My knitting brain saw that as cast on 2 and . . cast on 2 I did.

Crochet

Crochet

At this point, I knew there was a problem. How on earth was I going to keep going when I only had one hook .. not two? Thank goodness for YouTube so I went there, found a beginning crochet video and realized “chain 2″ and “cast on 2″ are two very different things.

I got through it and am glad to have it done!

Blanket

Blanket

It’s 16″ square. Instead of a pet blanket, it’s going to be a doll blanket for Addie.

My friend, Sarah, and I were talking on the phone yesterday and I told her I was crocheting. She said “Knitting?” and I told her no, I was crocheting and explained why. She said “It’s been a long time since I heard you were crocheting!” Yes . . like since maybe high school!

I’m glad to have that one done!