#9 stress knitting

#28aHi everyone. Today knitting proved to be a real stress relief. It was one of those days where everything seems to fall apart, and the only way I could calm myself down was to get my hands busy and read a pattern for a couple of hours. This lace ribbon hat was the result of my stressknitting. I really like the pattern and the way it shows on the hat. Unfortunately I only did 6 garter stitch rows for the border and only repeated the pattern 2 times, so the hat turned out to be a little short for me to wear – unless as a pure fashion statement during summer. Nevertheless, I think that if I were to donate this hat to charity or a young teenager the hat would find a lovely home. #28b

Molly Wood designed this “Lace Ribbon Slouch Hat” to be slouchy. I prefer tight hats so I cast on 84 stitches with my size 6 needles and did not make any increases when the lace pattern started. Perhaps I will call on this pattern again for a gift occasion and then make it slouchy.

Hope everyone has a lovely day 😀

15-3-2014 outgoing mail

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Hi everyone, I know it’s been a while. I dont have any new knitting projects to show, but I have been fairly busy with another hobby of mine – snailmail. I love snailmail and think it is just wonderful to open the mailbox to find a handwritten letter, knowing someone in the world took the time to sit down and write to you, the oldfashioned way.

This is a collage showing the mail that I have sent out the last 2 weeks. The top left is a package going to Canada, it contains one of the hats I knitted and a couple of postcards. The top right are letters for friends; I really love the little robot image on the envelope though I can’t seem to remember where I got it from. The second envelope is made out of scrapbooking paper. The Birthday puzzle card is for my dad, whose birthday is today. It doesn’t seem that the card has arrived yet, so hopefully it will get there soon. The last picture features some masking tape I got today, and am in love with. Rubber duckies are just so cute!

More snailmail to come 🙂