I can knit!
At least hats anyway.
I was thrilled when I was able to finish this hat
and even more thrilled when it ended up looking ok.
This was my first time using double pointed needles. The thought was a bit intimidating but once I got started it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I ordered my dpn's online from Knit Picks. I've heard a lot about this brand and I thought this was a good time to try a few of their products.
Along with the double pointed needles I also ordered a set of interchangeable circular
needles. The set comes with two different size cables and two sets of needles,
one nickel plated and the other in rainbow wood. Love, love, love the wooden needles.
Not only do they feel good but they look good too.
You can see how pretty they are in this photo. Just my opinion, but I think the prettier
something is the funner it is to work with. Don't you think so also?
I had to order some yarn too. I couldn't resist. I had to see for myself what the fuss is all about. I haven't used any yet but I like what I see. It's soft and the colors are pretty. Although I'm surprised how small the skeins are. I'm used to the big skeins from the big chain stores but I guess fancy things come in smaller packages. Idk...
I ordered a few cotton, a couple of wool, and a couple of acrylic in a variety of colors.
I can't wait to grab one and start making something. The hard choice is deciding which one to reach for first.
This is pattern number one from the book Itty Bitty Hats. I'm currently working on hat number two. I'm slowly working my way up to fancier patterns. I hope to have it finished soon.
Wishing everybody a great week.