Category Archives: Knitting

Hats & Scarves For Charity

From The Heart Stitchers has received the first batch of donations shipped to them! This particular batch of scarves and hats was to support a Veterans Encampment in Ashland, VA. I want to thank two of my viewers, Probability Distribution and Siliun, for funding the yarn used in these projects. From The Heart Stitchers was very appreciative of the donations and said they’d be delivered to the group shortly.

Here’s a photo of what went in the shipment – 6 hats and 2 scarves:

Donations to charity From The Heart Stitchers

Donations to charity From The Heart Stitchers

I’m really happy the items made it and will help out some folks in need. We all need more good news like this. 🙂

If you’d like to learn more about From The Heart Stitchers, or want to learn what items they are in critical need of, please visit their website here: https://fromtheheartstitchers.org/ . They are also on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/FromtheHeartStitchers/ .

The Great Slippers Experiment

I’ve been attempting to make a pair of slippers using cotton yarn. The problem is, while I’ve made these in acrylic previously with great results; the cotton yarn stretches too much and makes the slippers enormous. I’ve gone from US 6 to US 4 DPNs and am seeing some success now. The below is my latest attempt.

2nd Slipper - girlnovember.com

2nd Slipper Attempt – girlnovember.com

Now to wind a fresh yarn cake in Violet Splash and see what happens when using the yarn I really want to use for this project. 🙂

El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr

One of my viewers, BunKnits , suggested I come up with a tiny version of the Snarky Snake to use as a reward with my Twitch broadcast Revlo currency. I loved this idea, and got to work on it during a couple of my recent broadcasts. The result: El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr!

Girlnovember's El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr.

Girlnovember’s El Senor Snarky Jingle Snake Jr.

The pattern gave me a little trouble though. This was knitted in the round, as the others were, using US Size 4 DPNs (double-pointed needles) and remnant worsted weight yarn. It was difficult to turn the project inside out, which was necessary to stitch closed the head portion. It also proved difficult to embroider the snarky face onto the head – I’m working out an improved pattern to make this easier. But the viewers loved it, including BunKnits, and if they are happy, I’m happy. 🙂