Friday, November 15, 2013

On the needles

I'm so excited I just had to show what I'm knitting.
I'm taking a class on Craftsy called Knit Lab- Knitting in the Round (I think that is correct) with Stefanie Japel and I really like it. I have taken an earlier class with the same instructor and I learned a lot and felt so good afterward I thought I would take this one when it was recently on sale.

I watched the first two projects and liked them pretty well, but the hat was what I wanted to do. Joseph told me when I knitted a hat he would wear it. So...

My first knitted hat...or almost.
I have some small ladders and one stitch is large because I did a yarn over and when I didn't mean to and noticed it on the next round, but so far so good.
I have learned knitting in the round with a design is not for perfectionist. I don't care for the jog in the design where they join up, but if you don't look for it you won't see it.

Today I am going to try and get to a knit shop that is not too far away, but they have such hours that I never get to go. I was thinking about looking for some soft warm yarn for my niece a hat. She lives in Oklahoma and walks every day. Last week it was one of the coldest spots in the lower 48 states. She needs a cute, warm hat. She will have to buy gloves, I haven't learned them yet.

Later,
Diane

4 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Don't you love how accessible the internet makes learning? I taught myself how to knit socks using a good pattern book and You Tube videos. I am so happy about that! I am sure you will have many more hats in your future. And you are right - there is a little "jog" when knitting in the round if you use a design, but it isn't all that noticeable. Cheers! Evelyn

Judy S. said...

Looks like it's going to be a really nice hat!

Beth said...

Very nice. I hope you are enjoying the process.

Jackie said...

The hat look perfect! Any ladder, etc will come out with a good soak. You're doing so well! I'd never know this was your first project knit in the round.