Knitting Break!

It’s week 4 of the semester and time for a knitting break. I actually knit at school each week with 3 other teachers. We’ve met weekly all summer and being part of this group has increased my happiness at school. 


Over the winter and spring, I got on a headband kick. I started knitting bi-color headbands with a simple twist cable. I then learned a braid cable and started working on those. 


Before knitting the braided cable headband, I had to learn it. I used the directions from these braided cabled hats to work on the headband.


I really like how the hats turned out. They look fluffy and comfy to me. 

To make the headbands, I was trying to use up some bulky yarn. I had some even bulkier yarn that I wanted to try using as well though.

I started off knitting a cowl with Bernat Blanket O’Go yarn.

The cowl was super-stiff though, and I didn’t have any ideas of who to give it to, so I ripped it out . . .

to knit a lap blanket. I’m happier with this project. I am going to give it to my mom’s church to hand out with prayer shawls. The pattern is called the Caden Lap Blanket.

O’Go Blanket

I had some O’Go yarn left over from the blanket, so I’m making some hats. This has been a challenge for me since the yarn is so bulky and it is chenille so it doesn’t stretch much. 

I like how the first one turned out. 

I have one more hat to go to finish using this super-bulky yarn.

Peace Out (and In),





  • Margo

    Beautiful! I love your colors. How nice to have a knitting group at work!! Yay for increased happiness!

    • Julie

      Yes, sometimes I wish we met daily. 🙂

  • Deb

    Love the colors in your projects!

    • Julie

      Thanks, Deb! The skein of yarn for the blanket came with those 3 colors combined. I don’t think I would have put them together on my own, but I like how they work too!

  • Joan

    Beautiful hats, headbands and blanket. Love the colors and texture. Congrats!

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