Goodbye, Walking Buddy

My Walking Buddy had to leave. It was her time.

I hadn’t seen her since last December but we would text and talk on the phone. I knew she wasn’t doing well when I received her last text on April 30. I wished her well and told her I’d continue to pray for her.

Her funeral was yesterday and her family knew who I was though I had only met a couple of them a few times last summer. Every day that we walked we talked about our families. I knew their names and where they lived. And when I saw them at the funeral home, it was like we were old friends.

My Walking Buddy’s mother told me she loved the hat and mittens I gave her in February.

I was hoping to get a picture of her wearing them but that didn’t happen.

Goodbye, Carole.

A trio

I finished the third in the series of striped 1898 hats.

This one is two shades of blue: a soft heathered medium blue (Wool-eze) and navy (Red Heart Super Saver).  Same stripe sequence as the others though I only played yarn chicken with the first hat.

I’m going to toss these in the washer and dryer to soften up the acrylic Red Heart yarn…unless you know of another way to soften them.

Oh, and I decided to follow Jude and Salpal’s advice.  Leave the green hat as is and not be concerned with the wonky stitches.  It IS for a child after all.

 

Green cap

I loved the two-toned striped 1898 cap I finished earlier so I decided to do another one in two shades of green.  No yarn chicken game needed with this cap.

Not sure what happened here but the stitches look a bit wonky.

Add some buttons to hide them…

…or fuggetaboutit?  I do have a tendency to over think things.

I won this time

The 1898 cap is finished.  Using the teal yarn, 84 stitches were picked up around the top of the headband part for the crown.

The strip sequence was:

4 rows, teal
1 row, black
3 rows, teal
2 rows, black
2 rows, teal
3 rows, black
1 row, teal
Finish with black

I tried a “jogless” stripe technique and though it’s better, it’s not perfect by far.

I won at yarn chicken this time with 50 inches of teal yarn left over.