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Striped Baby Beanie

I started the Prayer Collection for 2018 and this year it will be… Beanies! There’s a lot of newborns on the way so it just made sense since I didn’t have much time between baby showers to get them ready.

The first one I made was for Karis using We Are Knitter’s The Baby Wool which is 100% baby alpaca in Natural and Camomile. It was made using 5.00mm knitting needles. You can also make hats using double pointed needles or circular needles, but I decided to use what I had at the time to create this piece.

Pattern: Striped Baby Beanie (Newborn, Knitting)

  • Cast on 60 stitches with Color A.
  • Row 1: Knit 2, Purl 2.
  • Row 2: Purl 2, Knit 2.
  • Repeat 1-2 2x totaling 6 rows.
  • Row 7: Use color B to knit entire row.
  • Row 8: Continue B to purl entire row.
  • Row 9: Use color A to knit entire row.
  • Row 10: Continue A to purl entire row.
  • Repeat 7-10 until you the 11th stripe finished is color B or row 22.
  • Row 23: Use color A to knit entire row.
  • Row 24: Continue A to purl entire row.
  • Repeat 23-24 2x totaling 6 rows. (Bind off on the last row.)
  • Leave a long tail to sew through top edges to bunch top of hat.
    • It’s up to you if you want to bunch it right side in or right side out, but I flipped mine inside out to bunch it.
  • Sew in end tails and voila! Finito.

The hat will stretch to fit the baby’s head and it ends up being about 5″ tall.

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Home Renovation Project: Average Joe’s Gym

Scroll through the gallery to see all the pictures! Shot on a Sony α6000. (Yes, still a newb.)

Ever since moving to our new place in October, we have been picking out different projects to complete. This wasn’t a total fixer upper, but it was a good place to start and tweak things to be how we wanted.

I had originally wanted a guest bedroom, but after further thought, we decided it was probably better if people didn’t stay over so much. Not only that, the room would have been mostly unused. That would have been a waste for us, considering we don’t get many guests anyway.

We ultimately decided to convert one of the bedrooms into a home gym!

  • Paint: Behr Premium Plus in Moth Grey (Home Depot)
  • Crown Moulding: R531 Painted MDF (Reel Lumber Service)
  • Flooring: Traffic Master High Impact Rubber Tiles, Blue Specks
  • Windows: Artscape Etched Glass Window Film


  • Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells
  • push-up bars
  • ETHOS Power Rack 1.0
  • Fitness Gear 300# Olympic Weight Set
  • Powerline Olympic Weight Tree
  • Valor Fitness Bench (Adjustable Incline)
  • CAP 150# Rubber Hex Dumbbell Weight Set (5-25#)
  • Manduka Yoga Mat Pro Lite (cork blocks, belt, cushion)
  • Champion Sports Stability Ball (55 cm)
  • Everlast Leather Jump Rope
  • Ultimate Ears BOOM Bluetooth Speakers (Pair)
  • Double Window Fan for sweaty workouts…