Stash down 2014: Thanksgiving Day

It will probably surprise no one reading this blog post, that one of the things I am thankful for on Thanksgiving (as well as the other 364 or 365 days of the year) is crochet, and it will probably be equally unsurprising that I managed to work some of my beloved craft in to my Thanksgiving Day celebration (as an essential component of actively demonstrating thankfulness).

One thing I worked on was tricking out the peachy keen seafarer’s cap I made using Beth Hall’s free pattern.

Using Flower #1 Norma Lynn Hood and Twinkie Chan’s collaborative panorama egg pattern along with worsted weight yarn and a 5.5 mm hook, I mades some flowers to add a jubilant air to the peachy keen cap:

The peachy keen hat with some preliminary tricking out

The peachy keen hat with some preliminary tricking out

and while there is still a bit of work to be done attaching the flowers, I am beginning to think that the ends result will be quite fun.

Having made progress on the peachy keen cap, I got back to making more of the seafarer’s caps for my cousins and their friends from the board and care where the live, and I soon found myself with two more hats on the hook.

One using Red Heart Super Saver coffee fleck, and the other using Red Heart Super Saver real teal:

Two seafarers caps to be

Two seafarers caps to be

Th real teal, while not a “light” color is much easier to see in evening indoor light, so I work the coffee fleck during the hours I have access to daylight, and I work the real teal in the late afternoon and evening.

I am hoping that I have all three hats done by Sunday, and if I am to achieve that goal, I’d better continue to ply my hook and give thanks for my favorite craft.

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