Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Yarn Along

Christmas has past, along with Christmas knitting.
Christmas knitting = Christmas gifts...
I am happy to report that I finished everything in time for the big day.
I just looked back on my last yarn along post, 
and I already told you that.

Also, as was reported in that post, the last hat I knitted was too small and too tight.
 I decided to knit a new one using a pattern I was more familiar with.

This is it, a 
Cider Press Hat  

Knitted with hand dyed baby alpaca yarn.

I ran out of time and was not able to finish this hat before Christmas - now I have run out of yarn.
I sent out an s.o.s. to my knitting teacher Leanne and her sister liz,
I purchased this yarn at the coop, Liz was the person who hand dyed it!.
Fingers crossed she still has more.

This is a picture of the washcloths I made and gifted to many of my girl friends for Christmas.
Two washcloths and a bar of soap fit perfectly in those cute boxes I found in Walmart.
I found the "wrap around labels" on Pinterest here.

The knitting crew had our first annual Christmas party and it was so fun.
We all brought a dish...we ate, we knitted and we laughed - a lot!
Many thanks to Dee, Leanne's mom for hosting us,
the coop where we knit would have been too small for all of us.
This is a GREAT group of girls,
I am so happy to have met each and every one of them.

Update: Liz has more of the yarn and she has put it aside for me.


  1. What a brilliant hobby with so many new friends.
    Nothing worse than running out of wool. I hope they have a spare ball!
    Have a great day :)

  2. It looks like a great group, Debbie. Across generations too, which is wonderful!

  3. Hello, I am happy some more yarn was put aside for you. I think your hat is so cute. I love the colors. Great group shot, I love the dog too. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  4. Love the variegated shades of your pretty hat. So happy for you that there is some more. Such a lovely photo of your group. How fabulous you can all meet together to knit and natter....sounds like the best fun.

  5. Beautiful...I love it. Glad to see that you are at or were at it again. I bought some purple yard a while back to make a hat and have not even started it yet. So much to do....always so much to do.

  6. That's great she had more of the yarn after you had so much done :)
    Your packaging looks great of the wash cloths, I totally forgot to take pictures of mine before I wrapped them, I am so bummed, but my girlfriends only got one washcloth and home made bar of soap and a little ornament.
    so special you were all able to get together for Christmas!

  7. I love the way you packaged the soap and wash cloths - the presentation is beautiful! I really hope you're able to get the yarn you need to finish your hat!

  8. I do like the group photograph.
    So pleased Liz had more of the yarn!

    All the best Jan

  9. I'm so happy that she has the yarn you need. I know that I started a crochet project and ran out of yarn and wasn't so lucky. I had to buy all new and start over. It's been while. I still love the wash cloth gifts. I really want to learn how to do this one; I think it is a great gift.
    Your group looks like some great ladies to love and enjoy.
    Blessings and hugs!

  10. Great yarn post! Knitting is one of my fave winter pasttimes. Funny though, I don't knit in the warm weather months.

    Love your washcloth gifts. Wanna swap a washcloth for a bar of my friend's homemade Happy Herbs Soap?