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My Adventures in Knitting, truly my Yarn-escape!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Tuesday's Knitting Away - Hadley Pullover to Hats

Joining "Frontier Dreams" today and sharing my creations

I've started knitting out my Hadley Pullover from Mason & Dixon.  I have sumptuous colors I picked out from Knitpicks, in Wool of The Andes Worsted Yarn.  My colors: Amber Heather, Merlot Heather, Cadet (a dusky blue), and Noble Heather.  The body is being done in  Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn .

And meanwhile I'm constantly working on knitting my Ecology Hats for the March on Science .  I have two up on needles now.

What's REALLY exciting is with a Stanford Scientist and designer, Heidi Arjes we created a new group at Ravelry.  It's called the "March for Science" and our goal is to provide unity and support, addresses to where to send hats and patterns that can be used for donations.  Many felt there was a disconnect between groups and we're going to try and bridge the gaps.  And also be a place to hang out, and share your hats. 

Heidi's website and new hat design - Craftimism - Resistor Knit Hat.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Monday Moments - Starting my Hadley Pullover

I'm starting my Hadley Pullover.  There was a "Bang Out A Hadley" KAL over on the Mason & Dixon Knitting Blog, but I knew I'd never keep up, so I opted just to start on my own time table. and enjoy the journey of making it.

I got some fabulous colors of Wool of The Andes Worsted Yarn from Knitpicks in sumptuous colors named: Amber Heather, Merlot Heather, Cadet (a dusky blue), and Noble Heather.

  And I got at Christmas some Bare Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn which will be the sweater itself.

So I've only just begun.  I bought the Mason-Dixon Knitting Field Guide No. 2: Fair Isle, the e-book, but someday I might buy the book it looks so pretty, but I wanted instant gratification. 

My Ablet - Knitting Abacus, I use it to count rows.  It's so pretty and functional!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday's New Patterns for The March for Science and Some Favorites


     I seem to not get off this roll, talking about green hats for the March on Science; but I will talk about another project more next week, I promise with a Hadley Pullover I'm starting.  Just don't expect it to be done fast.  Fast isn't my speed, but I'll enjoy the journey.  So next week more on that and my lovely new yarn.  Just a preview, yarn for the fair isle work -

     I've been collecting a few more pattern ideas for the March for Science and people have also sent me ideas or posted suggestions. I'm also posting some really popular hats.  Also below is a list of my previous blogs with a long, I mean LONG list of patterns, over 50 between them and many free.  Thank you Ravelry and the designers who are so generous.

Please note if you can knit in either Green or Green & Blue for the Environment, Ecology and the Earth that would be great so we coordinate!  Those wearing pink hats will blend in perfectly, green and pink looking good together.  Use colors and tones you love.  Dark greens are my preference, but I'm hoping they'll be those who love Lime or Grass green.  Loud colors to create a visual pop!  But do what makes you happy.  We should always enjoy our knitting.  It's a labor of love.

First some of the most popular patterns being used 

(if you're only interested in new ones featured skip down below). 

Many in Ravelry Group discussions like the "Scientist's March" pool ideas and share patterns. 
 A frequent hit is Hemisphere.


Resist Hat

Published in

And here's some new hat patterns (to me) that I found:

 Someone made this for an Engineer marching.

     This is the pattern I'm using - Simple Slouch Hat (Free Pattern)  A simple, fast rhythmic knit, that I so love and it's making a very cool hip hat popular with young geeks today.  I actually was thinking of my  geeky science son who's in an ecology college in Maine (right now he's on his own on a self funded trip to France).  So my thought was what would he wear or his lovely girl wear?  A slouch hat of course!  When I posted my hat online I get this instant response from my son in France- "That's a nice hat!"  Hum, yeah, thinking of you, and others like you.

More patterns for hats, many free, over 50!

More Science Themed Patterns-


An opportunity to knit for students at an ecology college, College of The Atlantic in Maine going on the march in Boston or Washington, DC-

Links for March for Science info -


Facebook look up "March for Science" for the main site on facebook and to find your local march search March for Science plus a large city near you.  Also you can check the above March for Science site and sign up to volunteer and find local marches!

Let's Fight To Preserve what we have!