A beginner's trials and errors in the complex world of yarn and pointy sticks
Sunday, June 29, 2014
The light doesn't do this magnificent hat justice, but I love it! I am also probably keeping it. And knitting a scarf to go with it. Started the brim with a 'moss stitch'- or my interpretation of one. I didn't do a rib stitch at all and I love the way it hugs onto your head without the structure of ribbing. I have made many many hats this way, then added ear flaps, but this one, I just thought, I can't do that to you, you pretty, pretty hat. I am going to wear your ice cream colors as is.
So the scarf is going to be a 'moss stitch' too. All that is it, k-p-k-p-k-p and then the next row p-k-p-k-p-k- on and on and on. In the three colors. I am sure I will go crazy at some time, but I am in the mood for a not too much thought pattern. Of course I really need to be getting in gear with K's baby gift, but I have til August...I think...
As a last ditch attempt to quit smoking, I took up knitting. I have worked very hard to remain smoke free and have made hats for everyone I know. It's been back and forth and up and down. But I keep knitting.
I am a knitter who is still learning. I am married, 30 years, very involved in family and friends and my animals, which number only 3 now, two dogs, a cat. My cat is inherited, but no less loved for that, and my dogs are spoiled and demanding. They are pretty much the reason I get up in the morning and hold a job. In addition to knitting, I sew, design costumes, read history, watch lots of TV and enjoy target practice with my Ruger 380 and Glock 22c.