2023: Wk of 1/15-21; Hat FO and Sea Glass Tee


I knew it wouldn’t take long but really??? Two weeks??? So I’ve already added a project to my 2023 plan that wasn’t there are the start of the year. Not a big deal. Made another hat for my son since the carryover WIP one turned out to be a bit too small. I had hoped to get it to him before another snowstorm hits Cincinnati but they got 6″ today. Oh well, for the next one.


I was having so much fun knitting my Sea Glass tee and using the yarn ring last Sunday that apparently I stressed out the thumb on my right hand. Didn’t hurt while knitting but boy if I moved it a certain way – Yipes. I guess for me, if you are going to knit all day, do it over multiple projects. I’ve been massaging my thumb and hand and it’s doing much better. I think it’s because I’m knitting the tee continental when I’m usually an English style knitter. Anyway, it seems to be helping that I’m knitting my hat projects English while knitting the tee continental and making sure not to knit on the tee all day. The tee is a bit of slow go as it’s 400 stitches per row and the alternating colorwork also slows it down. I’m still enjoying it.


With the focus on getting my son’s hat done and making progress on the Sea Glass Tee, the reversible hat didn’t see a lot of knitting this week. This is definitely going to be a gift for one of my Cincinnati stepsons and I see knitting more or these Christmas/winter hats as gifts.

And that’s it for this week’s knitting. Wishing all a good week.

This is a year of projects (YOP12) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts.  YOP started it’s 12th year in July and I’m starting my third year in the group. I’ve been knitting for six years.


17 thoughts on “2023: Wk of 1/15-21; Hat FO and Sea Glass Tee

  1. I love the hat you made, both really. Is that a self-striping yarn in the first one? Really cool looking! I’m sure he’ll love it. I was watching the Bengals and it was snowing at the game but they were in Buffalo….lol!
    Your tee is very pretty. It almost looks like a tweed. So sorry about your thumb. I can’t so any one thing for very long or something starts hurting. Take care!

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  2. Seems you worked out the learning curve on the ring, the tee looks spectacular. It will be a most appreciated gift for sure!

    I for one appreciate throwing plans to the wind and just boldly forging forward. But hey…. I’m wild. And I don’t finish half of what I start. But hats are pretty quick- perfect as a break for your thumbs.

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    1. Yes, I’m happy I found hats. Now I want to make them as gifts for my kids that live in Ohio. Sure could have used them this winter!!! Thinking headbands for my girls. Lots of gift ideas!


      1. Your hats will be quite welcomed. So cold on that side of the Mississippi River. Watching snow football made me shiver. The tee is so pretty. Hopefully your thumb muscles will get used to the new knitting style.

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      2. It’s certainly a snowy winter in Ohio. They are about to get hit again. Glad my son is living at home and housesitting. My knitting hand seems to be back to normal again.


  3. I had something similar happen to my thumb last October. I joked that I wasn’t able to hitchhike anymore. It did resolve – I hope yours does quickly too.

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