Saturday, April 12, 2008

Learning curve.

Knitting and crochet is fun. Especially when you learn new skills.

I just finished the hat portion of the Glitter Alpaca Hat and Scarf Set for Deborah. The best part of it all.... it fits her perfectly, and She LOVES It. Here is a picture of her with it on.

Here is a closeup of the flower that I learned to make today. I really like it. Hmmmm... maybe I will make one to pin to my jacket or my hair. We will see.

But before that, I had to get right back to knitting. I casted on for a pair of Climbing Lace socks made with Lorna's Laces Bittersweet.

Can I just tell you how much I am loving this colorway???

This sock is very special to me, because it is my first attempt at Magic Loop, as well as Two-at-a-time socks. I have read the Two-at-a-time book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. However, it explains socks with the Cuff-down orientation. I am trying something totally different here with the Toe-Up version. I did the Magic 8 caston technique for the toes. I am currently still in the beginning stages, with many more increase rows to go. Deborah was right there next to me as I tried to get the first rows completed. 2 funny things happened.

  1. I knit the tail end instead of the working yarn for one turn, so I had to tink back the front and back of one sock, and the front of the other. The lesson I learned...Don't mess up, because you may just have to take out both socks. If I were working one at a time, I wouldn't have that problem. Then again, I would have the problem of SSS, and I am trying to challenge myself to make as many FO's as I can in the next 89 I don't need that disease slowing me down.

  2. I was yapping to Deborah, and I said "As long as I don't knit them together". I look down, and I see siamese socks. LOL!!! She could not stop laughing at me. As soon as I said it, I realized what I had done. I got so wrapped up in the knitting process, that I continued with one strand of yarn instead of switching to the next one. You think I could have paid attention to the colors??? Of course not. That was a classic moment.

Happy knitting everyone!! More updates later.


Saun said...

The hat looks good. I'm glad to see you finished it.

Virtuous said...

Haha!! @ your twins. I have so feared that would happen to me! *knocks on wood*

Glad Deborah luvs her hat!

Nancy said...

The hat came out beautifully!

CarrieM said...

You have got to make one of the flowers for your hair!! Nice job on the hat and the colorway for those socks?? I want it!

vanessa said...

lol @ siamese socks. poor girl. Oh and believe me, I have knitted with the tail end before too. ;)

Deborah said...

Love love love my hat! Thank you. When the scarf is done the set will be perfect!

Glad I was able to offer support during your adventure into Magic Looping 2 socks at a time. Sorry for laughing so hard. It WAS priceless.

Jeanine said...

Congrats on finishing the hat. Bittersweet is one of my fav LL colorways! I did my Clapotis and that colorway. Enjoy!