Sunday, January 13, 2008

*sigh* The Hat...

I've finished the hat and it ain't pretty. It is waaaaaay too large, even for my hubby. Which leaves me at a crossroads.... I'm really excited that I finished and I loved the pattern, but it's like I have nothing to show for my efforts. So, do I felt it or frog it?

I"ll post pix and let YOU decide. I'll leave the poll up until Wednesday the 16th.... Thanks in advance for your vote and now for the pix....

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Those Darn DPNs....

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

Starting Project number 2!!

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:

Knitting Resolutions

John's scarf1
John's scarf1,
originally uploaded by queendbw2000.
First, let me state that I'm new at this and generally a private person, so have patience with me.

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!!!