Hat progress (7)

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.

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Hat progress (6)

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.

Hat progress (5)

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 →

Hat progress (4)

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!

Hat progress (3)

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!

Hat progress (2)

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.

Back with a hat!

I'm back! I can't believe it's been about two weeks since I have written here. Life has been intensely busy but things have finally been settling down. During my down time I mostly took a break from crafty things. Instead I took some photos, and I also built a computer, which feels at least as... Continue Reading →

Hat finished!

I worked on this a bunch yesterday while recovering from my Thanksgiving travels. Now it's done! The fit is a little bit tight but not horribly so. I was happy to find that the decrease section was very quick and easy. Double pointed needles scare me so I just used the magic loop method all... Continue Reading →

Hat decreases started!

Ok ok, I know it's not the most exciting thing, but it is pretty exciting to me. I've only knitted a few items, and none of them had any increases or decreases. Sitting here at my computer with all of YouTube to teach me, I learned what ssk and k2tog mean. I'm slowly getting to... Continue Reading →

Hat progress (8)

Today was the MST3K Turkey-thon, so I spent a bunch of time on the couch knitting and watching terrible movies. It was great, especially since I will be out of town on actual Turkey Day. I don't think I have enough time to finish this hat before I leave, but I sure made a lot... Continue Reading →

Hat progress (7)

It's come a long way from my first photo. The height is almost tall enough for a proper hat, it only needs maybe another inch. Then I have to figure out how to decrease, which I have never done before, while also maintaining all these colors. Should be easy, right?

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