What, Why, & How

September 22nd, 2006

I love to create things. So I figured it was time to focus a journal on my projects. If I’m working on a project, cheap this is where I will post pictures and commentary.

I can’t imagine limiting myself to developing just one or two talents, read more so it’s hard to put this blog into any one category. I’ll just call this my creative project space.

Short List of Current Projects

  • Knitting
  • Crochet
  • Spinning
  • Cooking
  • Wood Carving
  • Photography
  • Beadwork
  • Writing

What you won’t find in this journal is deep spiritual thoughts, whining about my private life, or time wasting politics. That’s what my LJ is for.


3 Responses to “What, Why, & How”

  1. echoii says:

    Whatever happened with the idea for getting some critters? I, must say, I really am enjoying your blog!


  2. Hendrika Leef says:

    I stumbled upon your blog by accident. Funny enough I too had one of those “why am I up at this hour” moments thinking of a hat pattern. This is exactly the pattern I envisioned. Sadly I noticed you have not posted since then and I was wondering if you are still knitting or have you moved on to another site. I would love to have this cossack style hat pattern if it is available, if not where I may get it. Love your blog, you sound like a very interesting person. I now understand why you posted as “She Just Can’t Sit Still”.


    Henny Leef

  3. Debra says:

    Hi! What a pleasure to find a nice comment from someone! (sorry about the duplicate email!)

    I have a lot I need to update on this site. It’s not dead, I just sort of forgot to keep it up!

    I do post a little on Ravelry as Jvar. I had my notes on my hat there, but I’ll include it here in case you aren’t on Ravelry.

    I started with a provisional cast on of 88 stitches using the wool on circular needles.
    Knit 1 around.
    Next 9 rows repeat 9K 2P.
    K2T K7 2P Repeat around
    Next 4 rows 8K 2P
    K2T K6 2P Repeat around
    K2T K5 2P (change to DP when it gets tight)
    K2T K4 2P
    K2T K3 2P
    K2T K2 2P
    K2T K1 2P
    K2T 2P
    K1 P2T
    Cut tail and thread through remaining 6 stitches and pull tight

    Remove provisional cast on and knit one round with the two strands of the Chichi, Decreasing 4 stitches evenly

    K1 P1 around
    K3 P1 around

    Repeat above pattern 2 times
    Repeat pattern, Decreasing 4 stitches

    Repeat from * to * until you are working with 72 stitches.

    Use up all the Chichi making the brim and cast off with a size 10 needle.

    Fold the brim so that it’s 3 layers thick. Gently tease the fibers out to make it fluffier. I used a DP needle to just slip the single strands of fur up to the outside so that you can’t see any stitches.

    The brown and cream hat was done with Lion Brand Fun Fur and Paton Classic Wool.

    The pink and cream hat was done with Moda Dea Tiara Pinkie and Paton Classic Wool

    I hope this helps and thank you for your note!


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