Thursday, February 08, 2007

Life Away From Knitting

After finishing my beautiful sweater, I've been struggling to find more knitting inspiration. Maybe I knit the sweater too quickly and felt nothing could compare.

While taking a few weeks off from knitting, and therefore blogging, I found other things to do (shocking, I know). The highlight was when my grandma came to visit and take me to the opera. Don Giovanni was amazing and I only wish that I could convince hubbie to take me to future fancy cultural events.
I did get him to take me to a play recently, but it was the worst play ever!

I finally picked up some stash yarn and started knitting after being inspired by Hip Knit Hats and their wrap cast on hat idea! I loved the top down hat and am looking forward to knitting more.
I've also begun knitting a random baby blanket for no one. When I'm done, I can add it to my other random baby stuff: raglan handknit sweater (from the fall, which still hasn't been sewn together completely), onesie, and burp clothes. It's a little feminine, so I'll need to wait for a little girl to be born (most of the rest of my baby stash is masculine, so at least I'm evening it out).

3 comments:

Hubbie said...

These hats look great just like you.

Hubbie said...

These hats look great just like you.

Anonymous said...

I just bought this hat book. I love every single one of those patterns. But I am confused about something. I don't know if this is the best place to ask - and I am afraid I sound like a dork, but I really need help so that I can move forward making the hats.

I have tried 2 hat patterns so far. Both say to cast on 12 stitches. Then knit round 1. no problem. Then on round 2, k1, m1....for the round. Not a problem, either. Except that if I have 12 stitches and then K1, M1 all the way around, I end with 24 stitches. But I am supposed to end up with 18 stitches. I am sooo confused. How do I do k1, m1 on 12 stitches and get 18? Any chance you can help an anxious knitter? leslipeterson@gmail.com