10/29/07

my first hat

I picked up knitting again a few weeks ago, after a 2-year hiatus. All I've ever knit are scarves of one color. So I thought I'd take it up a notch (haha, get it?) by knitting a hat, with two colors. I forgot that I'd have to first re-learn knitting basics, let alone learn to knit in a round and use two colors. It was supposed to fit an adult head but it came out so small that I don't know whose head it will fit (probably a small child). Also, the outside came out all bumpy so I had to turn the hat inside out. I want to give this hat to a kid who can use it, but I feel so bad giving this to someone as a gift. Rather than giving it as a gift, maybe I can just show it to them and say something like, "Hey, do you want this?" :)

I'm also teaching myself to crochet and working on two projects. We'll see what happens. Learning how to read patterns has been a slow process. Every time I come across something I don't know, I have to google it and try to find out what I'm supposed to do. It's a lot of trial and error, and unraveling. My mom is an awesome crochetter (is that a word?), but she doesn't know what all of these abbreviations and terms mean. She does it all intuitively. Are there any other knitters or crochetters out there? I'll take any tips on resources, websites, books or advice.

4 comments:

  1. I am in the same boat as you - I can only crochet scarves (and even those end up with questionable quality). I tried making a hat, and it was a disaster. It ended up in my bag of scraps and rejects, never to see the light of day. I hope you keep at it, and fare better than I did!

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  2. ironically, i don't use loose leaf teas with my tea press since most of the ones i have are bags. though i wouldn't rule it out...

    my tea press is great because i dn't have to keep going back to the kitchen to make tea. :)

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