Made a little progress tonight. I will be traveling this weekend so I'm not sure if I'll have time to get any more done before next week, so I'm glad I had a few minutes today.
You just can't visit Washington DC in the springtime without stopping to see the cherry blossoms. It was a little early today but there are already a few trees blooming. I am hoping to get another chance to see them soon, hopefully even more trees will be in bloom by then.
It feels very unexciting to post my tiny incremental updates every day, but on the other hand I am so happy to have time to knit again at all. Plus, with enough incremental updates I'll eventually have a finished hat, although I'll probably have to wait until next winter to wear it. It's supposed to... Continue Reading →
Here is the combined progress from last night and tonight. I got through one full repeat of the cable pattern, and it is starting to look like something. I can see a couple places where I made some mistakes but I can live with them. It's all part of the learning process.
Sure, I worked on my hat a little tonight too, but I got tired of posting photos when I only get a row or two done at a time. Instead you can see my very yummy dinner, roast pork loin with rice and carrots.
I've been back at this blog and back to my knitting for a whole week, hooray! It feels like this hat is progressing very slowly but I am learning new things and re-learning everything I forgot during my break.
Cables! These are slightly more complicated than the ones on my scarf, but not too bad. I am learning how to cross in front and behind since this pattern has both.
Well I figured out how to knit 1 below. But apparently there's a normal way and then an increase way? Anyway I had to undo and redo some work to make sure I had the right number of stitches. After all that I only got one tiny section of the first cable row started. It... Continue Reading →
I finished the ribbing today! Now I need to figure out what the heck "knit 1 below" means so I can start on the main section of the hat. Thank goodness for all the awesome youtube videos with knitting techniques!
I'm almost finished with the ribbing now. The rest of the hat has cables, and I'm looking forward to that since it will make things more interesting!
Another day, another row or two of this hat done. Ribbing isn't the most exciting thing to knit but that just makes it all the more soothing and meditative after a long day at work.