Let’s meet Kristin!
10 Fun Facts about Kristin Omdahl:
- I’m a single mom whose learning (and loving) to be a tomboy with my adventurous son – camping, fishing, sports and whatever else he comes up with!
- I learned to run, trained for, and ran a marathon last year (26.2 miles)
- I taught myself to knit and crochet while pregnant and living over seas
- I’m teaching myself how to play guitar right now. I want to learn to play “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock, and any Zac Brown Band or Bob Marley songs. I would love to play well enough to not embarrass myself at the beach.
- My favorite movies are The Godfather and P.S. I Love You. If the day ever came where I had to choose between Gerard Butler and Jeffrey Dean Morgan…
- I love to cook and bake, and enjoy experimenting with my own recipes. I’m especially fond of Mediterranean cooking: Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan & Greek.
- I love math more than I should admit. I find reasons to make calculations in my head all the time. And I calculate my gas mileage every time I fill my gas tank.
- I was a model as a teenager. I had the same agent at Cindy Crawford in Chicago, went to the same parties as the Victoria Secret models in New York and worked with Brooke Shields once. I met a rock star at a party once, was so afraid of his proposition, I hid in the bathroom for half an hour until he left!
- I love to read before going to sleep every night. My favorite books are “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coehlo, “The New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle, “The Witching Hour” by Anne Rice, “The Stand” by Stephen King and my favorite series is “The Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon.
- If money were no object, I’d live in a palace on the sea. Otherwise, I hope to one day live in a cottage or hut on the beach.
Here’s Kristin’s Project:
Isis Beaded Hat and Flower
- Skein of Tilli Tomas Flurries; 80% spun Australian Merino Wool, 20% beads; 130 yards per 100 gms. Luxurious One Skein Yarn Kit available here
- US8 (5mm) set of US8 double pointed needles
- US8 (5 mm) 16″ circular US8 needles (optional)
- US6 (4mm) knitting needles for flower
- Stitch Marker
- Tapestry Needle
Gauge: 3.5 sts/4 rows = 1″
Finished Size: 20″ circumference
Instructions for hat:
- CO 8 sts over 3 double pointed needles
- Round 1: join in round, knit in each stich around, place stitch marker.
- Round 2: knit into the front and back (kfb) of each stitch around. (16 sts)
- Round 3 (and all odd numbered rounds): knit around
- Round 4: *kfb, k1. Repeat from * around. (24 sts)
- Round 6: *kfb, k2. Repeat from * around, (32 sts)
- Round 8: *kfb, k3. Repeat from * around. (40 sts)
- Round 10: *kfb, k4. Repeat from * around. (48 sts)
- Round 12: *kfb, k5. Repeat from * around. (56 sts)
- Round 14: *kfb, k6. Repeat from * around. (64 sts)
- Round 16: *kfb, k7. Repeat from * around. (72 sts)
- Note: switch to circular needles when or if you are more comfortable with circulars than dpns.
- Round 17: knit around.
- Repeat Round 17 until hat measures 11″ long.
- Next round: *k5, k2tog. Repeat from * to last 2 sts: k2. (62 sts)
- Next round: *k1, p1. Repeat from * around.
- Repeat last round for 2″.
- Fasten off as follows: *K2tog, move the stitch on the right needle back to the left needle. Move yarn to the front. P2tog. Move the stitch on the right needle back to the left needle. Move yarn to the back. Repeat from * until you have 1 stitch remaining. Cut yarn, pull through last stitch to fasten off.
- Weave in loose ends.
Instructions for flower:
Petal (make 7)
- With Flurries and US6 knitting needles, CO 5 sts
- Row 1, 3, 5, 8, 11: knit across (5 sts)
- **Note: carry the cast on tail along on row 1, to weave in the loose end.
- Row 2: k2, knit into the front, back and front of the same stitch (kfbf), k2 (7 sts)
- Row 4: k3, kfbf, k3 (9 sts)
- Row 6: k4, kfbf k4 (11 sts)
- Row 7: k1, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k1 (9 sts)
- Row 8: k1, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)
- Row 10: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)
- Row 12: k1, s2kp, k1 (3 sts)
- Row 13: p3tog. Fasten off.
- With right sides facing, pick up and knit 4 sts into each petal cast on edge (20 sts).
- Row 1: p1, p2tog across to last stitch, p1 (11 sts)
- Row 2: with right hand needle, pass the 2nd stitch over the first stitch on the left hand needle. Pass the next stitch over the same first stitch on the left hand needle. Continue until the first stitch is the only stitch remaining.
- Fasten off. Wewebtile_2.jpgave in loose ends. Note: when ever possible, carry along a loose end for a couple of stitches to reduce weaving in time.