>> Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Thank you so much for all the nice comments on my hat. It was very exciting for me to not use a pattern and dip the tip of my toe into designing. I have the pattern up on ravelry and a link to download the pdf on the left sidebar. If you find anything confusing or not clear please let me know so I can fix it. Remember I am a pattern writing novice so I'm looking for some constructive criticism. And for anyone who commented on my daughters hair she doesn't get it from me unfortunately. The color is all her daddy.....I love it too :).
I have had some minor frustrations in the land of knitting. One almost completed sock needed to be frogged (way too big). An Easter cardigan for my daughter that was almost finished and I found an error in my knitting that required pulling the whole thing out AHHHH. Here is my redo knitting of it....so much to go before Easter.
I made Ollie the Octopus from Lion Brand awhile back. I know that it was knit after Christmas but before now....how is that for precise. Ummm....you may notice he has no eyes. Well he has taken up permanent residence in my daughter's bed and I kind of forgot about his eyes. She would like green eyes so maybe someday I'll get around to crocheting his eyes but.....well I also might not.
I whipped this little beanie out sometime in March. The beginning of the month. It is the infamous Turn the Square Beanie by Jared Flood of Brooklyntweed. I used Andean silk yarn from Knit Picks. Not the warmest of yarns but incredibly soft and great for spring. Another hat for my husband who is an avid fisherman and one of his favorite fishing places only allows fishing in the winter. It fills my need for mindless, immediate gratification hat knitting.
Welcome April.....and up next my spring knitting.