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 →

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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?

Hat progress (6)

Gratuitous cat photo is the order of the day. He was stretched out on my legs the whole time I was working on this tonight. He didn't even notice my knitting until I tried to get a photo of him with it, then he tried to lick it. I guess it is a good thing... Continue Reading →

Hat progress (5)

I always think I'm going to get way more crafting done on the weekends than I actually do. Still, I got a few more rows of this hat done this afternoon.

More hat progress

I worked a couple more rows on this tonight while waiting for our traditional Friday night pizza to arrive. I still feel so happy and proud of this piece so far. A year ago I couldn't knit at all, I've come so far!

Hat setbacks and progress

I was so positive yesterday about this hat, and today I had a mini disaster. I was pulling the red yarn so I could carry it up the back, and I ended up pulling it right apart. I think I managed to salvage it and hopefully got it secured. I also got flustered and I... Continue Reading →

Hat progress

It doesn't look like much yet, but it feels like it is going surprisingly fast for me. It will be a couple more rows before I get the full sense of the color repeats, but I really like it so far. I even tried it on and it actually fits around my head, so I... Continue Reading →

Hat cast on

My parents just got back from a trip to Ireland, and they brought me back about 150g of this Irish wool. I decided to try to make a hat out of it. I'm already doing much better than my last attempt at knitting in the round. The pattern looks nice and is fairly simple, but... Continue Reading →

Day 250: Hat finished?!

I finished up the hat today! Unfortunately I messed up the eyes a bit, so they are facing sideways instead of forward. I can't decide if I want to go through the effort of ripping them out and re-sewing them to fix them. For now I am just going to enjoy having my finished hat!

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