2023: Wk of 1/22-28; Reversible Hat FO, Sea Glass Tee Update, and Sock Cast-0n


Still loving this tee. I’ve separated for the sleeves. I’m about to go back to the sleeves so that I can try to have the sleeves coordinate with the body. That means I need to break my yarn into sleeve and body balls so that they match. Thankfully it’s short sleeves so I don’t have to do this very long. You obviously don’t have to have the sleeves match the body but I prefer when it does.

I’m happy that using the yarn ring forces me to knit continental and probably even looser than if I was knitting two handed. I like the looser gauge as I think it shows off the stitches more. I’m already using 3 needle sizes larger than the pattern calls for in addition to the continental knitting!! I’ll be dropping down needle sizes as I knit the body to give it some waist shaping. I am using the magic knot technique the pattern recommends. I did not make a magic ball as suggested but I think I will for my next one. Alternating between 2 minis has turned out more stripey than I had intended. You really do need to alternate every row!! I think it does look nice also as stripes like some of the projects did with 4-5 rows before changing colors.


I finished the reversible hat!! This was a stash buster project. The Christmas stripe yarn is leftover from the stocking I knit my granddaughter. Not sure what the other yarn is leftover from. I’ll be mailing it to my stepson this week. He will be able to get use out of the “winter” side of the hat. Knowing him, he’ll wear the Christmas stripes anyway.


I needed a new “walking” project so I cast-on a pair of socks. I love this yarn although sadly the dyer no longer dyes yarn. Fortunately there are a lot of good self striping yarn dyers out there so I’ll still be able to get my favorite type of sock yarn. It is my hope to give these socks as a gift to one of my daughter’s friends who is a brewmaster. He often gives us discounts on beers he brews when we visit Charleston so I’d like to give him something from me.

And that’s it for this week’s knitting. Can’t believe January is almost over already. We are halfway through our time in Florida and happy to be missing all the snow and ice back in Cincinnati. Wishing everyone a good week, knitting and otherwise.

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. You can find more detailed information about my projects on my Project Pages in Ravelry.  I’ve been knitting for six years.


13 thoughts on “2023: Wk of 1/22-28; Reversible Hat FO, Sea Glass Tee Update, and Sock Cast-0n

  1. The tee is really pretty. Even better is you are enjoying the knit. The hat looks warm. Your stepson will be thankful for it. The sock yarn is really pretty too. A great walking project.

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  2. Your Sea Glass is coming along beautifully. I feel like it’s going to be something you can wear with anything! Plenty of winter left for warm hats. Very jealous of your time in Charleston. One of my favorite places to visit and we don’t get back there very often anymore now that we live out west.

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    1. This one is definitely multicolor. But I’m already thinking about an advent set I got in 2021 which would be pretty much all from same color family. I’d make a long sleeve pullover for those yarns.


  3. Love the striping and gorgeous colors on the tee. I have not tried a magic ball but want to for a blanket. The hat turned out so cool. I didn’t know there was a pattern for a reversible hat. That’s a double gift! The sock yarn is my favorite….I love the earthy colors. What a lovely gift and one he is sure to appreciate! I need to look into that “yarn ring” for knitting continental as I’ve tried before and not had much luck. Enjoy your sunshine…we had ice storms here and lost power several times.

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    1. I too love fall colors but I thought this would be a good “male” yarn. The hat pattern on Ravelry is literally called Double Hat. It’s a free pattern. The yarn ring has taken some getting used to but I love it now.


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