Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Working hard, but no pics

I'm working on Christmas gifts, so I'm not going to post pictures of those until after the holidays.
I've got quite a bit going but I feel like I'm fairly close to finishing most of the projects, and on time even!

I still haven't figured out what to make for neighbor gifts this year although I'm leaning toward something like a cheese ball and cracker assortment (Rori, will you teach me?). Mmmmmm. Many of my neighbors are older and some are diabetic, so I don't want to make cookies and sweets. I probably will make some anyway, but I like salty things, too.

I did another chemo cap and this one will go to Caps with a Conscience. Once I get the ends woven in, that is! Here's a picture of my hat:

I adapted the design from a design I saw on a sweater in a J.C. Penny's advertisement, although I double you'd recognize it if you saw the original. Yes, the yarn is a strong coral color. It's not quite deer-hunter orange, but it's bright. This was the yarn from Leisure Arts and Bernat that they sent if you emailed them. I'm not sure if they're still doing it or not, but click here for the link. The yarn is very soft, called Bernat Satin. I'm not sure about the colors, but it seems to be very similar to Caron Simply Soft (which is the white yarn in my hat, since I didn't have enough yarn left to do the entire hat). I used part of the skein to make a Diagonal Rib Hat but it came out too small, so I sent it to a different chemo hat campaign.

This hat is Rori's that she crocheted:

Both hats went out today in the mail, just barely--I managed to catch the postman after he'd come to our mailbox and was going down the other side of the street. One more thing checked off my list of things to do! Now I can add two more, right? ;-)


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rori381 said...

Cheese balls!!!! Chemo Caps!!!! hrmmm you show me how to do that Chemo cap and i'll show you how to make my cheese balls and we'll figure out what else to give out, maybe some savory almonds or something.

Opal said...

I love that Fair Isle hat! Great job.