Both Hats are Done

These hats are now washed and blocked and ready to give as a gift.  They are soft and squishy, however, because this yarn (see 2 blogs down), even tho it is 100% acrylic,  will require a little bit of special care.  It can be washed in the washing machine on gentle and cold water but, it can’t go in the dryer, it must be laid flat to dry, and they took a full day and night to dry (maybe because of the weather or because they are so thick), would be less time I’m sure if you put a fan on it during the day.  That might be a problem for people who aren’t familiar with knitwear care.  So I will reserve this yarn for family and friends who are knit worthy :P.  The friend, who these were made for, is knit worthy, but because she is a busy nurse I hope this won’t be a pain for her.  Her babies will be warm tho :).

Now to work on a hat for my daughter out of some hand spun alpaca.

Cria! and New Stitch Markers

These are the cria that were born on my son’s alpaca farm last month.  They are so cute, I was able to go see them today, so little!!  They are enjoying a shower from the hose on this very hot afternoon.  **Correction on the cute white faced cria, her name is Liza not Liz :)**

I do my best, but my photography skills lack so much :P.  I purchased a new set of stitch markers for my sock knitting from a pod-caster I listen to, the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys.  These are so cute and she even has a little tag on one of the stitch markers so I can remember where the beginning of my row is in the round.  The progress keeper is the colorful sheep that is covered in balls of yarn and it is sooo cute, it is now my favorite progress keeper.  Her shop is AdoreKnit on etsy.  She has soooo many cute stitch markers at a very reasonable price :).