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Button Band Done!

Tuesday I blogged about how it was so cold here and how poor little old me didn’t own a hat. 😦 However I had a plan of action: I was going to knit myself a hat. The next day while I was rummaging around to find the yarn I would use I had this nagging guilt almost consume me. How could I cast on for another project while I still had WIPs that need my attention? My New Year’s goal to only have 3 WIPs on the needles was coming back to haunt me.

I had no other choice; I put down the yarn and picked up the oldest WIP in my basket.Β  I ma sure you all know which WIP I am referring to: the Ancient WIP! The sweater that I had tried to pick up the stitches for the button band over and over again in the beginning of the month, without success. This time I was determined to not let the sweater get the better of me; I would not let it win! Then without even thinking about it I went to work picking up stitches along the edge of the sweater. Heck , I didn’t even count the stitches. I figured that I would pick up what I thought looked like a reasonable amount and then just knit it up and see how it looked.

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Doesn’t look to bad for just winging it. πŸ™‚

Well fate must have been on my side that night because when I bound off I was amazed to see that it actually didn’t look half bad( I would like to add here that I will probably never approach a button band this way again, nor do I recommend anyone else try it).Β  Now I just have to find buttons and seam it up, but it is such a relief to have the knitting part of this sweater behind me. πŸ˜€

I have started my Sanpo hat but haven’t had much time to work on it. Today was my son’s Pinewood Derby race. We spent Friday night getting his car ready for the race. When we got to the race one of the leaders helped my son fix the wheels on his car, apparently I am not as good at building race cars as I am knitting. LOL After the quick alignment my sons car managed to do fairly well. Which he was very excited about.

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My little guy’s pinewood derby car. πŸ™‚

Now that all the excitement is over I can go back to my knitting. πŸ˜‰


Here is what my hat looks like so far. πŸ™‚