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September 7, 2014

Plantar Fasciitis + Single Skein September = Hugely Productive Month

As you've probably noticed from some of the photos I've been sharing from my Instagram, I've been making a lot of stuff. I've been benched after a doctor confirmed that I have plantar fasciitis in my right foot. I've been told to severely limit my time spent on my feet. Since I work in retail that pretty much means I am spending all of my time outside of work on my butt. Add to that a determination to really hit do up Single Skein September and a stash sale/swap at Purlygirls where I was given a lot of oddballs and partial skeins for charity knitting and you've got yourself a recipe for productive knitting.

Items I've knit include Coldstream and Wylam from Head to Toe: Kids' Knit Accessories both made in Ultra Alpaca.


Today's hat finished at Purlygirls. Wylam by Katya Frankel.

I love, love, love this book. I've knit several hats from it now and it's just a great little book for charity knitting and knitting for kids in that often overlooked group (pattern-wise) who are between toddler and adult. The patterns are nicely unisex too. Love!


This is the Garter Ear Flap Hat from Purl Bee in a single skein of Frog Tree Merino. I made the second size but ran out of yarn so I ripped back took out some of the plain rows near the end of the decreases. It's a really soft, squishy hat. Great little pattern.

Yet another helix stripe scrap hat. I still love knitting these. Watching the colors and textures mix in new ways each time keeps them interesting.

A few hour sitting on my butt and voilĂ ! #rosekimknits

Here is the Elven Cloche from Romi Hill's The Great Oddments Knitdown. This is a very fast and entertaining knit. I am particularly pleased with it because I kind of made the yarn. I used three skeins of Knit Picks Palette (another friend's destash) and overspun them then plied them together. Then over-dyed them. Made a meaty, round yarn in a deep, complex color. This is a fun idea if you're a spinner and have some commercial yarn that leaves you cold.

Fairy Snowcap in better light but an awkward angle.

The Fairy Snowcap is also from Romi's book. Here's a view from the top. I knit it in Fleece Artist BFL Aran. I left off the pompom because I have just enough yarn left to knit a second hat.

That's a pretty good first week, I think.

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