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.
I only made about a round of progress but it feels like a huge victory. I'm so happy to have time for knitting again!
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 →
I finally finished it! It's beautiful and very warm and I love it. The best part is that it's still cold enough here to use it a few times before winter is over. This is also a good point for me to take a brief hiatus from the blog. I've got some major life event... Continue Reading →
I was traveling yesterday so no post, but I did do a row on my scarf. Same thing today, I was in the car a lot but I did at least get a couple more rows done tonight when I got back.
A long day after too little sleep is just not conducive to getting lots of knitting done. I made some progress, but not quite enough to finish up this scarf in time to meet my goal for the month. Onward into March!
I'm so close to being done with this scarf. Just a few inches left to go. For the curious, I stopped worrying about the absolute length, and instead have been measuring it against another scarf that I really like. I think that old scarf is a bit more than 60 inches, but the most important... Continue Reading →