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Happy Halloween

Pumpkins have been carved. Pumpkin seeds have been toasted. Yum! My dad & I always toasted the pumpkins seeds together when I was a kid. So easy & so darn tasty!

toasted pumpkin seeds

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the blog and left comments on my hat. : ) So, so nice of you! Just a bit more hat chat:

* This was my first adult hat & I love this pattern! I have already recommended it to a few people. And my night knit gals passed it around and said they want to make one, too.

* BEWARE! The pattern came from One Skein ... but it took me more than one skein to complete it. (I did use a different yarn, but it had the same yards & grams as the suggested yarn.) If you make one, plan on about a skein + 1/3.

* Initially, I was concerned by the lack of decreases. However, once I figured out what I was supposed to do on the top of the hat to make it look hatty - it was smooth sailing.

* I will probably make more of these hats, but mine is a tad bit big. So, I will likely subtract a few stitches on future ACHs.

* I am digging the cables these days and Mel told me about the Fall Cable KAL. Thanks! So, now I would like to use the additional skein + 2/3 to make either cable mittens or a cable scarf to match the hat. Any suggestions?

pumpkins 06

I hope that you have a wonderful & happy Halloween! I am bummed - I have to work the late shift at the library, so by the time I get home all the trick or treaters will be back at their houses sorting candy into piles.


Blogger stacey said...

Same thing with me and the hat. Slightly more than one skein...but also a bit big on me. If I had scaled it down, would I have gotten away with one skein? Maybe....

October 31, 2006 1:04 AM

Blogger Jennifer said...

happy halloween, kristin - sorry that you'll miss the trick-or-treaters, though : (
thx for linking the cable kal...i'm working on my irish hiking scarf right now so i think i might join : )

October 31, 2006 6:21 AM

Blogger Sourire11 said...

happy halloween! and I totally was the kid who sorted the candy into piles...

October 31, 2006 9:09 AM

Blogger mayarn said...

happy halloween!

October 31, 2006 11:53 AM

Blogger Diana said...

I hope some happy tricker treaters stop in at the library.

November 04, 2006 10:34 AM


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