Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crazy Knitting Week

I meant to post this on Monday, but last week kind of got away from me. Last week, I mentioned that I had set myself the task of knitting five hats by Christmas. I managed to succeed. At 8 PM on Christmas Eve, I finished sewing on the dinosaurs.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I already showed you my progress from Friday the 18th through Sunday the 20th.


On Thursday night, I started with the first of the twins' hats. I finished that Friday and started on Archer Girl's hat, which I finished on Sunday. (Archer Girl is my niece. She's 14.)

Sneaky Snakes knitted hat
Sneaky Snakes

Sunday night, I then started Rambo's hat. (Rambo is the middle nephew. He's 5.) There are two pictures because the hat is reversible. Rambo seemed to like it inside out. (Well, I consider this inside out.)

E-ola Reversible Hat
E-ola

I finished Rambo's hat on Monday the 21st. Tuesday I started HapkidoKid's. (This is the eldest nephew. He turned 10 on Saturday.)

Nottingham knitted hat
Nottingham

It doesn't look it from the picture, but this hat is much smaller than the others. It stretches pretty well, but it still looked small to me. Yet, HapkidoKid still rolled it up. So, not too small.

After finishing HapkidoKid's hat on Wednesday, I started the last twin's hat late Wednesday night. I didn't get as far as I would have liked, but I did manage to get it finished Thursday afternoon. And I sewed the dinosaurs on in the evening.



They both have the "rarr!" on the back, but it was hard to show that in a picture.

Everything got wrapped Christmas day. And opened not an hour later.

So, a win. And a hope that I don't wait until the very last moment next year to do my Christmas knitting. Sigh.

(Apologies for the quality of the photos. It was after 9 PM Christmas Eve, and the lighting was poor. But it was either take the photos then or not at all.)

26 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job with them! Nothing like being under the deadline like you were to get them all done in time :)

    betty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thing is, I wasn't worried that I would finish in time. I kept telling myself I was crazy, but I just knew I had it.

      Delete
  2. These are great! I love all the different designs on each one and the dinosaurs are perfect. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Replies
    1. Fortunately, hats are quick. Especially when you have a pattern all written out.

      Delete
  4. that green colour is so lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  5. You are so talented! The hats look great!

    ReplyDelete
  6. They came out really nice. And you did make it in time! How close you came makes it all the more impressive. Your fingers must have been sore :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I remember working on a baby afghan during a 1,000 plus mile drive, and finishing it as we drove through the city where the recipient to be lived. You did a fine job! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I'm impressed. I once tried to knit on a car trip, but I find I enjoy looking around and enjoying the view too much to get any knitting done.

      Delete
  8. Woots on finishing just in time :D That's awesome :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. They are all so lovely Liz. The kids are lucky to have you.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Well done! I love the rarr on the back. So cute!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's entirely from the fabric I used for the dinosaurs. I thought it was cute, so I had to add it.

      Delete
  11. Nothing like getting them done at the last moment—kind of like a short story I just submitted today that had to be in by midnight for consideration. I think your hats turned out awesome! I love how they each have a different style. And the rarr on the back is adorable! I'll bet the kids loved them! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Every year I say I'm going to start early. And every other year I do. Just not this year.

      Delete
  12. Well done! I love the variety. Pretty soon I plan to make my first cabled hat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oooh, I can't wait to see it. You'll post it, won't you?

      Delete
  13. Good for you getting them all done! I love the handmade gifts idea, I just don't have the talent for them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's not really about talent. There are all sorts of great handmade ideas out there. I'm sure there's something that's right up your alley.

      Delete

I appreciate your comments.

I respond to comments via email, unless your profile email is not enabled. Then, I'll reply in the comment thread. Eventually. Probably.