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DIY Fleece Stocking Cap

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DIY Fleece Stocking Cap
This is an easy project and took me just under an hour to complete from start to finish. The original design doesn’t include tassels, but since I made this for my youngest granddaughter, I added tassels to the top and she loves it! For this project I used Rocket Red Polartec Classic 100, but Polartec Classic 200 will work fine just as well. 

Supplies used: ½ yard Polartec Classic 100 Fabric Kwik Sew #2527 Pattern ½ yard Tracing Material -I use Sew-In Interfacing (Optional) Ball point pen or marker Scissors or rotary cutter Cutting mat (for rotary cutter) Ruler or Tape measure Suggested Needle: Schmetz Stretch Needle 90/14 Suggested Thread: Maxi-Lock Stretch Serger Thread Household Sewing Machine Walking Foot attachment (Here’s a video on what a Walking Foot is/operates) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NP_i3K1iyA
**This DIY project assumes you already know how to use your sewing machine and have basic sewing skills. If you don't, contact a sewing store for basic sewing l…

Mt. Willard - Solo HIke

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Mt. Willard summit Willey's Slide (ice climbing) on the right
Mt. Willard (2,865ft) Elevation Gain: 900ft Trails: Mt. Willard Difficulty: Very Easy
Did a short hike today and the cool temps were invigorating and just wonderful! 4 years ago I hiked Mt. Willard and it was a different scene. Check out my blogpost here from that hike. 
Although there was much less snow today, I still needed my microspikes! Some parts of the Mt. Willard trail were very slushy, muddy and icy! There were a lot of hikers who weren't prepared with some form of traction, and I saw many slipping and falling. 

Centennial Pool
This section of the trail was especially icy!
Summit view of Crawford Notch


On my way back down to the trailhead I  took a detour and hiked down the climber's path to the top of "The Cleft" ice climb.