Evening of Fun

Saturday night is our student fashion show. The ladies always bring amazing projects to show off.

Kate Atherley taught at Camp last year. Both Janet and Julie bought the kit to make her Rosetta Tharpe and last night we saw the finished shawls.

I was busy oohing and aahig with the rest of the room. I missed pictures of a lot of the garments but here are a few that I did get.

Thanks to all the Campers for another great weekend. We had a lot of laughs and I’m pretty sure that everyone learned something during their workshops.

My first load of laundry is in. The suitcase isn’t going upstairs because it’s being repacked. I’m leaving Tuesday evening for a few days of rest. Now I need to pick out my airplane project.
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Arriving in Style

This is how to arrive at Camp. Nancy and Lorna sat in the back seat and knit while Wayne drove them. Then he unloaded the car. Lucky ladies.

Sally’s students were very attentive this morning.

We had the fashion show after dinner last night and I totally forgot to finish my post. It’s Saturday morning and fall has hit. It was 4C here. Sweater weather. The lake was very pretty.

The ladies are in class. I sat in on the first 10 minutes of Sally’s class and learned a lot. Fiona is teaching cables and I’m heading to hear her great cable tips.
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 I made it through the 540 stitches of k1p1 around and the k1tbl,p1 !  It looks good and feels soft!
I got a lot more knitting time in this morning and before we knew it, we were..
…sitting in Atlanta traffic!  It is congested no matter what time you drive through but at least we were not deadlocked! 
And then I was hugging my Georgia Peaches and all was right with the world!
Even the grandfurbabies were glad to have their catnip yielding grandma in the house!

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On the Road!

Bill cut down the tree that held my bird feeder in the front yard so he built me this one-I was a bit leery of letting him loose on the design but he did a great job!  I am thrilled!
I am so enjoying my watercolor lessons….it has opened a part of my brain that has wanted to be stirred and I am finally listening!  I bought this easel that is portable and
 folds up so I can carry all my supplies like a little suitcase!
Thank you Hobby Lobby and your weekly coupon!
We are having a student showing at our local gallery so I have to finish two pictures to frame and display!
  No pressure! lol
It was a last minute decision to head up to Georgia and see Bruce and Marsel and the grands!
We loaded up and caught up around the house all day and finally left at 3:45!
I’m working on this while in the car-
I cast on last night but had to rip out the inch of k1p1 ribbing because the join was twisted!  For some reason I had cast on with a short 16″ cable instead of my normal 32′ so my stitches were all jammed on;  all 280 of them!  Lesson learned-use the right cable and don’t cast on so late at night!
We drove only halfway of our 8 hour trek
so to our post-virus bodies, this was the minimum we could do!
I’m writing this from Perry, Georgia;  home of their State Fair which gratefully, is not this weekend or we wouldn’t get a room!

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Boo hiss;  the first day I feel like I am going to live and I had to go to St Augustine to get a prescription!
(The inability for people to admit they made a mistake is rampant;  I could’ve gone to my local office on Monday and not have to go a week without the medicine if they had been more open!)
Bill graciously drove  us to get our piece of paper from the doctors’
and then we stopped at Hobby Lobby for some yarn…more on that on another post!
So the best thing about having to be in the car so much-
knitting time!
This is the beginning of the Close to You shawl!
Nice pattern because it is easily memorized with great results!

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Second Annual Operation Bottle Beanies Kick Off!

Saturday, September 24 is the official kick off of the second annual Operation Bottle Beanies.  We will be at Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming, Delaware for the first Saturday of Fall Fest.  Delaware Head Huggers will have a table where we will be selling bottle beanies and other handmade items, with a full 100% of the price being donated to Code Purple, a non-profit that works to operate shelters in Delaware when the temperatures drop below freezing.
This is such an easy way to help – stop by and purchase something!  That’s all you have to do.  
If you live too far away to stop by, help out by making and donating some bottle beanies for others to purchase.  Fifer’s will be selling bottle beanies from now until Christmas!

  If you’re not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and “Like” our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!

Check out these adorable bottle beanies that were donated by Kathy, all the way from California!

 Here are a few that Schnapps made this week too!

We’re going to share simple instructions on how we made these, but let your imagination run wild!  Creativity is key with these – the cuter, the better! 

We need LOTS of tiny hats!  We need themed hats for Fall and Winter such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah and more.  We need farm themed hats like bee hives, pumpkins, apples, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables.  We need adorable hats of any theme or type!  Sizes vary since there are many different items sold in the store; apple butter, local honey,  jams, oils, pickles and so many other yummy things.  

This is a great way to use up that scrap yarn! All yarn types are welcome.


To make a dog, make the basic bottle beanie pattern below, then embroider a nose and mouth, add some eyes and knit 2 ears. 

Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1:  knit all
Row 2:  knit into the front and back of each stitch (4 stitches)
Row 3:  knit all
Repeat Row 3 until the ear is the length you wish
Then K2 together across the row (back to 2 stitches)
Cast off
Make a second ear to match and attach to the beanie

To make a monster, make the basic bottle beanie pattern below, then add an eyeball and an embroidered mouth!

Eyeball:  Cast on 2 stitches
Row 1:  knit all
Row 2:  purl all
Row 3:  knit into the front and back of each stitch (4 stitches)
Row 4:  purl all
Row 5:  knit all
Row 6:  purl all
Row 7:  K2 together across the row (back to 2 stitches
Row 8:  purl all
Row 9:  cast off

Stuff and seam together…..add some black yarn for a pupil and stitch it to your beanie.

Candy Corn:
Using yellow, 6 weight yarn, cast on 16 on size 13 dpns
Knit every row for an inch or two, then switch to orange yarn
Knit one row, then k3, k2tog for one row, then knit every row for another inch, then switch to white yarn
Knit one row,  then k2, k2tog for one row, then knit every row for about an inch, then k2tog for a row.  Leave a 6 inch tail, draw it through the stitches left on the needles, cinch and you’re done!


Using brown, 5-weight yarn, cast on 16 stitches on size 10.5 dpns and join in the round
Row 1:  knit all
Row 2:  purl all
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until your owl is the length you want.  Cast off, seam the top, add some fringe at the corner, embroider a beak and glue on some eyes!

Basic Bottle Beanie:

Using 6 weight yarn and size 13 dpns, cast on 18 stitches, join in the round.
Knit every row until you reach your desired length
Decrease as follows:  k4, k2tog for one row; k3, k2tog for one row; k2, k2tog for one row; k1, k2tog for one row; k2tog for one row
Leave a tail and draw it through the remaining stitches, cinch and secure.

To use different yarn weights, you can either stick with the pattern and just make a smaller bottle beanie or you can adjust to casting on 24 stitches on size 10 dpns for 5 weight yarn and casting on 36 on size 7 dpns for 3 or 4 weight yarn.
Have fun and be creative!!!!!!!

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We’re ready to go

I wound skeins of Hedgehog last night and have cast on anther Outline. It was very hard to set it down at 11 last night and go to bed.

The van is packed so tonight is about laundry and finding clothes that I am going to wear this weekend.

Door prizes and clothes are covering the table waiting to be packed in the morning.

There wasn’t enough knitting tonight to warrant pictures. Hopefully tomorrow there will be time to sit by the lake and knit.
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I was able to be upright for a little while today.  I had the brilliant idea to clean out my machine after fixing that upside down row on my medallion quilt.
It turned into more than a little cleaning out of the bobbin area.
I got thinking that it hasn’t been clean professionally since we moved here (almost 10 years now!)
But I felt I could do what they would do-take the housing off and clean out the lint!
I did it! 
I couldn’t believe the lint and graphite dust that had collected in there!
Now you must understand-I am a stickler for cleaning around the bobbin area and removing it and using the brush to reach all areas possible around that area.
And no blowing!
So I was really surprised when I removed this amount of lint 3x.
And then I vacuumed it all out!
And put it back together and took it apart because it made a funny noise!
And took it all apart again and found the computerized section disconnected and fixed it and put it back together again.
And cleaned the housing from all the grimy fingerprints.
And cleaned the table where all the carbon bits left smears.
It is a good job done and I saved myself $100. 
And now my Designer SE hums right along with me!
Reward time….back to bed to do some new knitting-
a shawl!

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