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.
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!
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?
Project #4 was inspired by the cold weather outside. I hate having cold ears, and so this was the perfect project. There was a ton of schoolwork that had to be done, so a cabled headband was not too easy, yet it went by fast. The headband has a cable in it, and was made using bamboo yarn (which is incredibly soft). My ears will be nice and warm 🙂
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.
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?