Saturday, November 12, 2005
I've been knitting this week. I showed my daughter-in-law how last weekend and I guess having the needles in my hands inspired me. I went right out the next day and bought some Red Heard Light & Lofty yarn. I loved the color and texture, but at first I didn't like knitting with it. I've never knitted with anything larger than worsted weight yarn, usually something much finer since I mostly have made doll clothes. The size 15 needles seemed huge too. I took the scarf to work on during gate duty at the basketball game last night. I nearly finished it and it feels wonderful. Once I had knit several rows the knitting went much more smoothly. I made the hat this morning. I didn't use a pattern and it came out too short. I had planned to use a border of the Light & Lofty and do the rest in some knitting worsted that I found that just matches it. I decided to add three rows of single crochet around the bottom to make it fit better. It's kind of lumpy when it's not being worn, but I like the way it looks on.
The photo is one I took in the bathroom mirror because nobody was home to take one for me.