Saturday, November 6, 2010


I feel like I am in an adulterous relationship with my knitting.  Sewing I still love you but I have learned how to knit and I love it too.  What is a gal to do?  Lately my sewing mojo hasn't been up to par but knitting has really got me going.  My heart is torn.  I refuse to choose.  It WILL be both.  I just have to work out the logistics of how to devote time to each.  

I feel better now that I have confessed.  What a weight lifted off my shoulders.  

I started a 2nd and 3rd knitting project.  Another scarf and a hat.  The scarf is like the first one but a different type of yarn so I'll show that later on down the line, the hat is what I am excited about.

If you like hats go get Hat Heads by Trond Anfinnsen aka KNITKID.   It has all sorts of fun patterns and hats.  Here are all the hats on Flickr.  I made the Kjersti hat.  Ambitious for a novice knitter is what someone told me.  It really was not that hard though since it was just knits and purls.  That is one of the reasons I choose it, the other being there is only one color change.

I did have to wait and run to the store and get double pointed needles.  I thought since I only had about 12 more rows to go I would be done quickly.  Oh my, those decreases are a pain.  With time and experience I'll get quicker but I kept recounted to make sure I didn't screw something up.  Tying off and weaving in wasn't hard either.  VICTORY!!

You are asking for a few pictures.  Sure, no problem.

The beginning stages where it seems like it won't ever be done.First Hat 

Whoa! When did that happen?  This may actually be a hat :-)First Hat

All done.  It's over.  Really?
First Hat

Close up of top.  Not that anyone will be all up in my head like that.  At least I hope.
First Hat

Stitches and stitches and stiches.
First Hat

And there you have it people.  My very first every knitted hat and my very second ever project.


  1. Your hat is just wonderful-I am so impressed by knitters. I'm still recovering from my foray into knitting many years ago in which I knitted a scarf that had no end. Beautiful color and I love that style of hat.

  2. I think loving all sorts of crafting is awesome... we should give it a name like creative polygamist or something!