Resolutions, first pattern and Hot Cocoa Swap Blog challenge #3

More resolutions? Maybe. I read on someone’s blog recently that they have resolved to not have more than 3 WIPs at any given time, and I think that sounds like a a really good idea. I could see getting bored with things, and then just never finishing them, but if you resolve to not start anything new until something is done, FO’s will magically appear! Right? I think so.

In other news, Thermal is coming along. I have 7 inches or so more to go before I can do something “more interesting” like bust shaping and arm holes and the like so progress on that front will either be minimal or really boring to read about ^^;;. I did knit up a sleep mask because I broke mine and the apartment accross the way is way to bright and makes it hard to sleep. Pattern? I made one up cause I couldn’t find one I liked.


Knit Sleep Mask (stash buster pattern)

Pattern by Elizabeth Martin

Pattern name: Knit sleep mask
Yarn: Worsted weight (I used left over yarn from another project and don’t remember what it was)
Needles: 3.75mm knit flat (use a smaller needle than the yarn calls for so you don’t get too much light coming through)
Gauge: 21 st / 4 inches in stockinette stitchAbbreviations:
CO: Cast On
SS: Stockinette Stitch (Knit one row, Purl one row)
K: knit
Kfb: Knit front and back loop
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together

CO 8 sts
Knit in SS for 8 rows
K to last st, kfb last stitch, Purl next row; repeat for 10 rows (13 sts remain on needle)
Knit in SS for 10 rows
K to last 2 sts, k2tog, Purl next row; repeat for 6 rows (10 sts remain on needle)
K 1 row
P 1 row
K to last st, kfb last stitch, Purl next row; repeat for 6 rows (13 sts remain on needle)
Knit in SS for 10 rows
K to last 2 sts, k2tog, Purl next row; repeat for 10 rows (8 sts remain on needle)
K in SS for 8 rows
Bind Off

I used a method of finger knitting to create something similar to an i-cord for the strap. You can knit a full strap and sew it on, or you can use elastic or ribbon, it’s up to you. If you find any mistakes in this pattern, please feel free to email me as it is my first one.


Hot Cocoa Swap Blog Challenge #3:
What is the most ‘random’ memory you have from your childhood?

I’m not sure about random… wouldn’t they all count as random? I think she means odd things, or odd occurrences. I think after awhile it all blends into a fabric of moments for me. Time where I was acutely aware of what I was doing, regardless of why. Like sitting under a gazebo making bracelets out of gimp at summer playground, or my first time riding a horse, or having the pants scared off me at an overnight camp by older kids telling horror stories.

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