Stitching Status: Still Plugging Away

I know my posting has been sporadic but when you don’t sit in front of a computer all day it’s hard to sit down and write a blog post!
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But my semester is over as of today and I’ll have about 5 weeks of winter break. Of course I’m working during my break, getting a certification so I can teach something new to my students in the spring but there will be definitely be lots of knitting and much needed recharging of my batteries. I have to say I’m proud of myself for surviving my first full time semester of teaching and my husband keeps telling everyone I’m 1000% happier. I really am! Every day is a good day and just when you feel like you’re running out of steam, the semester ends so you can recharge.

But back to knitting, in this pic is a little test knit I couldn’t resist. It’s turning out really well and I’m just down to one last sleeve. I’ve got holiday photos coming so that means new dog knits coming too! My husband won’t have a the vest I wanted to make him but I’m still working on the one I’ve got on my needles so hopefully I’ll finish that up in December too.

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November 2018 FO’s

It’s December! And after this week of finals I’ve got winter break until January. I’m so excited to have a bit of time to prep for the new year and to be lazy and knit and catch up on reading.
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But let’s talk about what I was able to accomplish in November, shall we? It was a pretty productive month!

I honestly can’t believe that 2018 is almost over! What were you able to finish in November?

FO: Windschief

This is a hat. Specifically, this is the Windschief hat by West Knits. I made this hat for my husband two weeks ago. Thankfully I took this picture of it before he got home. Why? Because I haven’t seen it since I gave it to him. Let me explain…
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At the beginning of the month my husband made a request for two hats, one grey and one black. He wanted them short so there wasn’t a brim, fitted like another hat he had and preferably with a cable. I opted out of the cable because I kind of hate them. He also wanted to go to the yarn shop with me to pick out the yarn. He picked out Spud and Chloe Sweater in a lovely deep heathered grey and a black. Did I mention to you guys how particular he is? And since he never makes requests when he does I take them seriously.

So I settled on the Windschief because I’ve made it before and since he wasn’t getting a cable, I wanted the hat to have some interest and texture. I whipped it up on a weekend while he was playing golf, showed it to him and asked him to try it on before I blocked and then I never saw it again. He’s worn it every day since. And since he gets home before me by the time I get home to photograph him he’s stripped down from his cute work clothes. So this is all you will see of his hat and I’m not mad because at least I know he likes it and it’s serving its purpose. Maybe by the time I knit the black one I’ll get him to pose for some pics for me. Fingers crossed.