Monday, November 25, 2013
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gwen-stacy How awesome these women put up free crochet and knitting patterns for us, love them.
I've come to not be afraid of using point needles, because I got some stoppers for the ends. I also have learned to make cables and bobbles. I hate making bobbles, they take too long, because I had to keep taking them out and doing over. LOL Mainly I've learned to not knit so tight. The first hat I made of this pattern was tighter using the 5 and 6 needles, so I went up to using 6 and 8 needles. I'm sure now the 5 and 6 needles would be fine since I'm crocheting a little more loose.My daughter likes beanie hats, so the 5 and 6 first hat is fine for her.
It's a cute hat, it's given me alot of practice and I'm getting faster at knitting. I think I'll make some more hats and try socks. This is so much fun, even though I spend alot of time taking out rows, because every once in awhile I miss one stitch.Doesn't matter just more practice. My pattern pages always look like they've been thru the wringer. I write on them, fold them, highlight. Then I put them in a notebook in a plastic cover, does that make sense? :) Anyone else trying to use them would probably go crazy.
Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good time planning for the Thanksgiving holiday. We're so cold here, but it makes it more cozy in the house. I'm excited about smelling turkey, stuffing and pies this week. :) Happy Turkey Day!!!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Okay, so I'm getting brave and venturing past knitting scarves and afghan squares. I decided to make my daughter a slouch hat, there's all kinds of free slouch hat patterns. I bought a little book at Joannes my daughter saw and tried one in the color she wanted. The two hats,(one on the top of photo), is the book pattern from the side and pushed down. I followed the pattern, took each hat all the way out a couple of times, because they didn't look like the hat on the cover. Not slouchy enough, so the other one is more slouchy, that's from an internet pattern. Neither pattern is exactly what I wanted, so going to try more patterns. At this time, she now has three hats, by the time I finish she'll have a closet full of hats. LOL