Archive for September 9th, 2011
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This week I decided since the Autumn season was approaching that I should get started on knitting a few hats for myself. I asked my knitting group if any of them had a favorite pattern and style and received an answer which resulted in the above pictured hat. I was really excited about this hat and then I ran into some confusing new to me concepts in knitting the pattern. The creator of this pattern was very helpful in answering all my questions about each of the steps of which I wasn’t quite sure about. Now for future projects what I wasn’t sure about will come easy and I won’t have to frog my items several times! Oh, it’s so great to learn new things, wouldn’t you agree?
If you are curious to know what yarn I used and how much, I’m pleased to tell you! The yarn I used is Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA Yarn, in Minneapolis Purple.Bulky yarn such as this works great on the Knifty Knitter or any other larger gauge loom! I used almost an entire skein and honestly I could have did two to four more rows on this hat. I’m on a the petite side so if you try to knit up this hat for yourself I would recommend knitting a few more rows than mentioned in the pattern. I purchased this particular yarn on sell at Wal*Mart earlier this spring not having any plans for it. It was two dollars a skein and that was just something my yarn addictivness couldn’t not pass on!
And the loom I used is the Knifty Knitter Adult Hat Loom Set in Purple. This is a must have for all those who love loom knitting! It the perfect size for adult hats. Quite frankly I just ordered another one because I feel that it’ll be getting tons of use out of it. Plus, if I am working on a personal project and then someone orders a hat from me, I’ll have a loom free.
My next project is a strap over button brimmed ladies hat! So stay tuned on how that one turns out because there’s more new to me knitting concepts I’ll have to figure out! I think it’s good to challenge myself to the point that I was working on knitting this hat when it was well over 90 degrees in my home these last couple of days. Hey, I’ll take free just me time when I can get it to work on projects.
Are you doing anything crafty right now?
Be prepared to add another favorite to your own and your kids collection of tunes. Yes, I promise you will probably love The Jimmies | Practically Ridiculous just as much as your kids. Quick, go mark your calendar for it’s Septebmer 20th release date!
Practically Ridiculous is a mom friendly collection of tunes with fun funky beats that jump from hip hop, country, rock, and more. And what lovably unique lyrics about birthdays, bonfires, and being toothless, and tea parties! Totally hard to believe that much could be packed into just 13 songs! Seriously, what a ride this practically ridiculous collection of off the wall randomness and silly beats from the Jimmies takes you on! Oh, and you really need to hear how they completely rock out on the kazoo ( Totally made me tempted to pull out a kazoo and play along)!
My daughter is a fan of the Wash Up song and hey so am I! Nothing makes me happier than clean kids except maybe a latte and chocolate. And though I’ve cringed at the sight of my kid playing in the DIRT I’ve learned to lighten up knowing they enjoy bath time just as much as playing outdoors.
I’ve caught my daughter singing along to the Tea Party song. It brought back memories of me having outdoor tea parties with my stuffed animals as a kid. I didn’t have a tea set so I remember taking random plastic bowls and cup out of the kitchen cupboards to use. My tea pot was acutally an old dish soap squirt bottle. I also recall getting dandelion flowers and crushing them up to be tea. My mom wasn’t too happy about the gathered berries and mushrooms I found in the yard as tea party snacks (though I never ate them). Good times having tea parties in the sun and the perfect song to stir up memories.
Overall The Jimmies | Practically Ridiculous is a must have! Like I said, I’m sure you’ll probably love it just as much as your kids or maybe even more. I give it 5 out of 5 stars! *****
If you are interested, A World Record Release party is planned at The National Underground in NYC on September 17th, and a Washington, DC concert is planned for October 29th at National Geographic Live. Listen for a one-hour Jimmies special on Sirius-XM Satellite Radio later this fall. For details about these and other Jimmies events, visit http://www.gimmejimmies.com/
Disclaimer: I was sent the above product mentioned for review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.