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Shawn’s Double Knit Hat KAL

Today is the day that we’re casting on for the Shawn’s Double Knit Hat knit-a-long! May the 4th be with you as we take this journey into a new knitting technique 🤓😉

Shawn’s Double Knit Hat – pattern & kit available from Morehouse Merino Farm

I just finished up a livestream over on Facebook that covered the recommended cast on (German Twisted Cast On), plus a tip for joining in the round! You will need to be a member of the Morehouse Merino Flock (Facebook group) in order to watch the video since that’s where I went live, but they’re a friendly bunch! 🙂

To join in the fun, just grab the pattern off Ravelry, or the whole kit from Morehouse Merino! Then join us in the Morehouse group on Facebook, the Knit a Bit of Whimsy Ravelry group, or share your progress on Instagram using hashtag #KBWKAL

Knitting Bingo cards

Knitting BINGO!

Last week I took a sock knitting class at my LYS, and the instructor introduced me to a new idea: Knitting BINGO! Anyone can make their own BINGO card – a 5×5 grid, 3×3, whatever works for you. You put a goal in each square of the grid, such as knit a hat, use stash yarn, or learn a new technique. Sylvia, the sock class instructor, made a beautiful “card” on fabric, and she’s embroidering each square as she completes it! Check it out here on Instagram.Free Knitting Bingo Card

I decided to go a more computer-y route – I used Excel to create my grid, then added cute graphics. My Bingo card with my goals for this year is on the right. You can also see the half-a-sock progress that I’ve made towards my goals!  (Sadly, no, that’s not stash yarn. I bought it just for this knitting project).

Barents Hat KAL

Hey everyone, I feel like I’m STILL recovering from Christmas holidays! It’s partly because the kids don’t go back to school until Monday :/  I know I’ve been pretty absent lately, but the good news is because I was spending time with family, and I haven’t been spending as much time on my devices! It’s definitely a step in a good direction, and the break very good for me 🙂 I’m feeling recharged and ready to go!

Erin's Barents hat knit up in Morehouse Featherlight: Geranium
Erin’s Barents hat knit up in Morehouse Featherlight: Geranium

On that note, I’m so excited about the Knit-a-long (KAL) that I’m collaborating with Morehouse Farm on! I met Erin when she test knit the Barents Hat for me: she was interested in offering the pattern as a kit with her family farm’s yarn, and since I had been admiring the yarn she used to knit her hat, I obviously agreed.  Her family’s farm raises Merino sheep, and their yarn looks spectacular (I should have some in my hands later this month, and I’ll be sure to let you know what it’s like!).