Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
I started on my hat this evening. More than once. It was those DPNs...they got me. I have to admit that I own some, but I'd only ever used them for Icords.....
I started the hat, I frogged the hat. I started the hat, I frogged the hat. I kept losing my place because my stitch marker kept slipping off the needle. Then it occurred to me that my marker didn't have to be at the end of the last needle..... that one row could end and another start on the same needle!!! And voila, I got it. I moved my stitches around on the needles and it's been smooth sailing!!
I've only gotten a few rows done, but here it is....
I''m really excited. I've conquered a new skill!! And I'm finding that I am really liking this hat.
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I've picked my next project!! It's a hat, which is a first for me. The pattern is called the Female Nautilus Hat. I will be using Freedom yarn and I'm really excited to get started. I love the color. Here's a shot I took on my cell:
I have been knitting for about 3.5 years now, but I have decided that I will start knitting seriously this year :D On a positive note, I completed my first project of the year on Sunday. It's a scarf for my hubby....made with one of my favorite yarns, Noro Transitions. I love the pattern. It was complicated enough to keep me interested, but not scare me off from finishing.
As for my resolutions, here they are....
This year I will:
1. Always have a project in progress.
2. Finish most of my projects.
3 Make a garment (sweater) for myself.
4. Learn some new techniques (I'm interested in learning to knit socks and cables)
5. I want to try to design my own creation.
Thanks if you've made it this far and wish me luck!!!