Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wildfoote Socks

I've started knitting a pair of Diagonal Cross-Rib Socks from Interweave's "Favorite Socks" book.
The cast-on was called the old Norwegian method, and I found a video on YouTube.  It was difficult to learn, but I kept practicing till it became as easy and familiar as playing Patty Cake.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Big Beanie

I re-knit the gray to remove the superfluous pink row, and as I knit to the top of the beanie, it seemed quite tall for a beanie.  And I had only a few yards of gray yarn remaining.  Sure enough, it's too tall, so I will unravel the gray back a few inches and re-knit.  It'll fit more snugly when I attach a big button to the pink band where it overlaps.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Time Travel

So it's been two years, to the day, and I'm back!  Happily knitting a beanie from a Spud & Chloe pattern.  Notice how the outside of the beanie has that extra pink row showing.  That's a mistake, of course, so I'll be un-knitting back to the pink.  But how could I possibly mind??  I'm glad to be creating again!