#6 is watching you

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There are 8 eyes on project #6. Yet another hat. I really enjoy knitting hats, especially when you get to make up your own pattern and improvise along the way. The eyes were inspired by some left-over yarn that I have lying around. I’m trying to use up all the yarn that I have, so I can go on a yarn-shopping-spree one of these days and buy myself a new stash of colors.

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This week is a hat, and the coming projects will also be fairly easy I assume. I’ve challenged myself, and started to make a baby blanket. I want to see if I have the patience to knit a baby blanket; I’m worried that it might be too stressful or of it takes too much time I will give up on it. The ultimate goal is to make a ‘real’ blanket, so I thought I should start with a ‘mini person’ blanket. I’m enjoying it so far, 28rows in. I’ll keep you updated, and hopefully it will appear as a finished project in the coming weeks. Anyway, it will be a struggle to keep two projects running at the same time, but I’m determined to make it work. Wish me luck 🙂

Have a nice day, don’t forget to smile!

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#5 for the little one

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Project number 5 was completed this week. I was really excited about this project. I’ve been meaning to make these for a while, but I never truly had a reason. My roommate’s sister recently had a baby girl, so I had a recipient and a reason to make these booties 🙂 They turned out really nicely, I’m quite pleased. 

The completion was trickier then I thought it would be. I used double point needles, size 1 (which is the smallest size I have ever used), and there were some stitches that I had never done before. Luckily this week we had a meeting with the knitting club at school, so I could bombard the more advanced knitters with my questions. Then there was the matter of sewing on the buttons … Luckily one can watch tv and make time pass while pulling faces at your project. 

On to the next project … what will it be?

 

#3 – cabled cowl

Hello again,

I was super excited last week that I actually posted something on a Friday. Today is Sunday, but I am still excited to share the result of project #3. As said, I worked a little bit with cables and made a cowl, one of the round scarves that are really comfortable and warm. I like the way the project turned out; I’m in love with the darkblue colour of the yarn. I also used size 7 needles, so there are no large holes through which the wind or rain could creep in. I wish I had made the cowl a little bit wider, so it would fall more loosely, although this tight fit does give extra warmth.

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It was a fun project, though cables require a lot of effort on my part. It seems like it makes it harder to concentrate on the television show you are watching; the fear of cables and dropping a stitch have joined forces against me.

So that was two scarves in a row, what should be next?