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by barbara waters

The gloves are coming along. I have one off the needles and another half way done. Today I bought black ribbon for both pairs. Hopefully I will have the first pair finished tomorrow - will post a pic when they are done - and then the second pair shortly after that.

If I have enough time after the gloves are finished I may do a “hat” for each in the left over yarn. Yeah, it’s not really a hat, although I found it listed in the hat section over on ravelry. It’s more like a headband - and, knowing the two girls, they would probably wear a headband quicker than a hat, no matter how cold it was in Alaska that day. ;)

and then . . . while I was picking through the hat patterns listed I came across the

brain monster
I totally LOVE this for the youngest grandboy . . . maybe I should make one for each person in the family - hahahaha. Yeah, like they’d all wear them . . . but the youngest - yeah, I think he would.

Maybe the rest of the crew would wear the Thorpe by Kirsten Kapur. This style hat seems to be the rage - the kids like to wear the hats with the strings hanging down. The solid colored hats would take the least time to work up - some color variations would be cool.

Yes, I have my thinking cap on. My time is getting away from me - work is going to be killer over the next few weeks, including a trip to Indianapolis for a three day training. Of course, just because the training only last three days, that doesn’t mean I’ll only be gone three days.

I have to drive to Anchorage one day and decide where I’m going to leave my car - get to the airport and fly out early the next day. Three days in training - with a meetup planned between myself and another raveler - then fly back to Alaska on Saturday, arriving too late at night to make the drive back to Kenai - so, will likely overnight at a friend’s then drive back Sunday - where I need to go see my granddaughter in her first high school drama.

Then I get one day off to make up for some of the overtime while traveling - and back to work for one day - back to Anchorage the next for a doctor’s appointment for hubby and we’ll pick up the Big Sock- then it’s Thanksgiving!!!!

Whew! I need a vacation. ;) I think I’ll take yarn and sticks with me.


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