Monday, 21 January 2019

Back to pop-ups

About time I put the knitting needles down and got back to some artwork. Here's the beginnings of something I'm tinkering with. What's it going to be...?

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Hat number three

I can't stop knitting hats! This one is a beret with pie crust stitching on the band. I particularly like the pattern on the top created by decreasing.

The great thing about hats is that they're really quick to do so you can try lots of different stitches and techniques without getting bogged down in big projects. Bigger projects coming soon though...

Friday, 11 January 2019

A whole lot of knitting going on...

Spent a lot of time knitting over Christmas and New Year. Produced two hats, the massively over sized one knitted on circular needles (see post on 1 January), and this one... which is way too small! Shame really as I like the way it turned out. This is bramble or raspberry stitch which is very satisfying to do. Had to frog it and start again half way through as it took me a while to get the hang of it. Need to keep counting the stitches to make sure you're not going astray. 

Now I need to work on getting the gauge right so I can make a hat that actually fits...

Thursday, 10 January 2019

New project - pop-up Pegasus


New pop-up project underway. It's kind of stalled though as I'm not sure how to do the legs. Hmm.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Started the new year in the best way with a morning walk along the beach. Road tested the hat I've been knitting... oops, made it a bit too big. It only took a week and I'm pleased with how it knitted - apart from the fact that it's HUGE of course. It's a sockhead beanie so supposed to be big and slouchy but it needs some elastic in the ribbing. Hopefully that will help. Otherwise, it may have to become a bag or something. Hatty New Year!