Wednesday, April 9

i'm a knitter

Before last week, I had knit only one thing. Now I've finished two things so I think I can call myself a proper knitter. Well, I haven't really purled yet, so maybe I just move up from one-knit-wonder to established novice.

Back in December, my talented friend Kathryn took me to the yarn store in Atlanta (Knitch) and got me started. I found this fantastic Manos del Uruguay yarn and she taught me to cast on and knit, continental style. I tried to purl, but at the time I thought I screwed it up, so I stuck with the knit. After Nicola taught me how to cast off, I figured out how to make tassels. Here is the final product, which I absolutely love.

lunch at the taco stand (excuse the *work* clothes)

My second project, a baby hat in Tech colors, was slightly more difficult - knitting in the round with double pointed needles, figuring out how to read a pattern, and topping it off with an i-cord (that was the hardest part). I got a Rowan cotton washable blend yarn at the Hilltop Yarn fire sale. I did a lot of ripping out on this one, but it turned out pretty well.

the beginning - knitting in the round with dpn

finished umbilical cord hat from Stitch 'n Bitch

Jenn & Charlie, proud parents of little Chase seem to like it, so I'm happy.

The next project is top secret for now, but hopefully I'll have it done on time!


At 2:30 PM, Blogger Kathryn Byrnes said...

Those two projects are professional quality! I think they really demonstrate your attention to detail and your quick ability to master a skill. YOU ROCK!

At 7:27 PM, Blogger LRSS said...

As a craft binger myself, I am pretty impressed... go ahead and consider this my order for a tech hat for my next baby (I will let you know when it is on the way) ;) Laura


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