Monday, January 28, 2013

The Hat Project

I have started a special project.  "The Hat Project", I am knitting and crocheting hats for others this year.  My goal is at least 73 before Jan 3, 2013.  So far I have managed to complete 18.  If you check back here over the next year I will be sharing hats made and maybe even some patterns of my own. 
For now here's what I have completed.
2 Honey hats
1 Amanda hat
1 basic beanie

7 micro/preemie hats
7 crocheted preschooler

I am hoping to finish 7 more of the preschooler hats this week to send to the school that my DD works at.  The kids really need hats on when they play outside, but most of them don't have a hat. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Baby Afghan

I have finally finished the baby afghan for here at our house. I used the Radianting Star Blanket pattern and Sidar dk yarn in a beauitful soft sage green. This is going to be the perfect size to wrap my granddaughter in.

Heart Made Comfortghans

In January Scott had to have surgery to remove a cyst from his neck/jaw area. Someone was so kind and contacted Heart Made Blankets and asked that they send him a comfortghan. We were both so moved by this act of kindness. It did a lot to lift his spirits. It also just happened to feature one of his favorite This blanket is a work of art.

Then in Febraury when we were scared that I had Cancer someone requested one be sent to me. I was very moved that someone did this for me. I just realized that I hadn't mentioned it to any of my friends. I hope who ever did this can forgive me for the oversight. I was so overwhelmed with all that was happening. I have to say I feel kind of guilty having been given this blanket, I was lucky enough not to have had anything serious wrong. Thank you whoever did this for me/us, we carry your kindness in our hearts.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Here are few of the latest baby items I have finished in the last week or so. I really am enjoying the baby knitting. My needles and sewing machine are staying very busy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Taste Of Spring In Rainy Oregon

Just some pictures from my yard in rainy Oregon. I love spring here. Enjoy the flowers but ignore the weeds.

Friday, March 11, 2011

We Are Going To Be Grandparents!

We are going to be grandparents. Our Darling Daughter is blessing us with our first grandchild, a granddaughter. She is due on May 3, 2011, but it looks like she is coming early.

I started knitting for her when dd was safely at 12 weeks. I haven't stopped knitting for and have added crocheting and sewing to the mix. The crocheting is somewhat new for me. I struggle to get the project just right and tend to have very tight stitches, but I am learning and enjoying it as I go. Sewing is easy for me I have been doing that since I was 8 yrs old. I have sewn up some cute bibs and plan on sewing burp cloths next week.

I have posted a ton of picture of most of the things i have made for our McKenna. I am excited to see her wear the that I have worked so hard on. Each stitch is filled with love and dreams for her future. I find myself wondering what type of person she will be, will she has her mom's smile that goes all the way to her eyes, will she be mischievous like her mom and uncle. Will she be a girlie girl or more of a tom-boy. I can't wait to meet this little girl and shower her with lots of love. I just hope she waits a couple more weeks to arrive.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Convertible Hat

I whipped this up for my dear friends' daughter. With winter here and her having to walk the dogs and living right by the river I thought the young girl could use something like this. This is a hat that can be untied and worn as a cowl. The cowl can be worn just around the neck or up over the nose and mouth.
I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. If you make it and find any errors please share them with me.
Convertible Hat/Cowl

sz 11 16" circular needles
sz k crochet hook
tapestry needle
1 skein of Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky ( have also done this with pattern with Thick and Quick yarn and used 50 sts and instead of k4 in the 4th and 37th rows I did k3)

Cast on 60 sts
r1- join and knit place marker and join
r2-3- purl
r4- *yo, k2tog, k4* rep around
r5-10- knit
r11-12- purl
r13-19- knit
r20-21- purl
r22-28- knit
r29-30- purl
r31-36- knit
r37- *yo, k2tog, k4* rep around
r38-39 purl
r40- knit
bind off and weave in ends

With crochet hook and yarn chain 2 drawstring long enough to go around the hat and tie in a bow.

Thread drawstrings through the eyelets. when worn as a hat the top drawstring is drawn to close up the top of the hat and tied in a bow. I tied the bottom drawstring in a loose bow as well. when worn as a cowl untie top of hat and slip down into place and tie loose bows.
Copyright 2010 Kimberly Bullock
Enjoy. Feel free to knit this for personal use. Do not sell the hat or pattern.