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Shedir #2 FO

It’s that time again! Another finished object!! I’ve been working on a lot of small projects lately. I’d really like to start something big, but don’t have the yarn to start a sweater or shawl. Right now I’m on the hunt for the right sweater pattern for my next big project. As soon as I find it, I’ll start hunting down some yarn. Anyhow… on with the most recent FO!

Pattern: Shedir (PDF link)
Needles: US 3 circular and DPN’s
Time: Started 1/29/07, Completed 1/31/07
Yarn: Rowan Calmer (75% cotton/25% acrylic) color 485
Notes: This is my second time knitting this hat. For me this is a quick knit once I got the hang of the chart. I did make a few modifications that were nearly the same as the first time I knit it – l knit 3 repeats (instead of 5) and then adjusted the top decreases to make it so there is no nipple on top – the first time I had to rip back and adjust the decreases which made it go in a little – I like what I did this time much better. This is going to my middle sister since my youngest sister got the last one I knit. Who knows, I may end up knitting this again for myself!



I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

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