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My first 1st Place

I’ve been waiting to share this, my Rogue sweater got 1st place at the State Fair of Texas for the knitted pullover category! This is such a large category and all the entries this year were so great; I feel really honored to get a blue ribbon. It was nice that they had it displayed on a manikin too, just not the same pinned flat to a wall. So here it is complete with my cheesy self posing with it.

1st place at the State Fair of Texas in the Knitted Pullover category!

I’ve been really busy of late too. October is always a crazy month (the length of my “to-do” list is dawning on me) and you can see the WIP bar over on the side has exploded. More on that later. For now I did finish a hat, well part of a hat really. A friend of mine requested a two layer interchangeable hat, so it could be worn in warmer or colder weather.


I really liked the idea and after some discussion this is what we choose for the “outer” hat. Fortnight by Jared Flood/BrooklynTweed in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage and Cascade 220 Superwash in red. My plan is to pick up and knit button “tabs” on the inside in the Cascade. Then for the liner hat (also worked in the red Cascade) it will have corresponding buttons to attach the two together. This might have to wait for Halloween costume stuffs to be completed though, sorry Lee!

Also I’ve updated my blog software and decided to convert over to WordPress, so please be patient with any bugs and design changes, thanks!

Cucurbita pepo

After finally getting to finishing up the pattern and some deadline knitting, I was feeling like a quick little knit before working on finishing up some WIPs.
I knew the perfect thing. I had been wanting to make some of these since I first saw the pattern – mini pumpkins! These are easily one of my favorite Halloween decorations and now I have one that won’t rot.
Fantastic pattern by Wool Windings – “Miniature Felted Pumpkin
Yarn: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (stash busting- right on)
Needles: I used 10.5 dpns as that’s what I had, just worked it loosely
I also got to visit my purse and ribbon at the State Fair of Texas. As promised, cheesy photo of me and entry.
Frilly ribbon!