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Ruby Red Heart Hat

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I have started this hat, Ruby Red Heart by Kristin Ashbaugh on Ravelry, using more of my Limerick stash by Universal Yarns. I had 10 balls? I think I am down to 7 now. It is a tad scratchy but I don’t know any wool that isn’t. I figure ones mixed with alpaca or something else are softer.

…and I got a shelf for my table! It’s cleaning up, slowly but surely. I had bags of fabric all over the kitchen counter and now it has a tidy home on the craft table. It may not look amazing in the photo, but trust me! It’s a major improvement.

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*UPDATE!*

The hat is done and I had a model on hand. It didn’t take her long to find the bow and I had to quickly take it because the hat is actually a gift. I needed to make sure it fit!

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Ear warmer

Here is the wool ear warmer I am working on. I am using two strands of Limerick, by Universal Yarns. It’s a super wash wool, says to use about size 6 needles but I am using 8. So far the weave is very thick and squishy! By the way, the yarn color is actually a lavender.

You can find the pattern on Ravelry, by kidknits.

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*UPDATE* Completion! Here is the finished ear warmer and I am quite happy with the result. It is a tad itchy because it’s wool, but I think I’ll just add a fleece lining.

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I decided then that we all needed ear warmers so here is daughter #2’s ear warmer:

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I think I used Lion Brand Homespun yarn.  I was practicing Fair Isle and stranding along the back. It turned out well but I could have spent more time on the design! I also added the purple border using crochet to try and draw flat the edges. I forgot that in stockinette the edges curl without slipping the first stitch.

*UPDATE #2*

Adding the fleece to the inside:

 

 

 

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