I’m trying to be more adventurous on my life these days. I love knitting and even though Ravelry has an unbelievable amount of patterns, I can’t always find exactly what I want. So I improvise. I decided today, I should list a couple of such items as patterns. Who knows, maybe one of my patterns is exactly what someone else is looking for.
I’m starting with my Wee Hats. If the amount of comments and messages I received is any indication this will be a success. Hope you enjoy!
I used an assortment of left over sock yarns. not much is needed. Less than 5 yards for each hat.
I used size US #0-#1 needles.
Cast on 24 stitches, join in the round for knitting. Knit 4 rounds in 1×1 (K1, P1) rib. Then knit 14 rounds in plain knit, stockinette. Decrease round; *k3, k2tog* around. ( I ended up with 1 extra stitch, I knit it. In the 3rd round this corrects itself.) Knit 1 round. Decrease round; *k2, k2tog* k1. Knit one round. Decrease round; *k1, k2tog.* DO NOT knit a round. Decrease; k2tog around. Draw yarn through the last 5 stitches to close and weave in ends.
I love these little hats, I hung them on my small Christmas tree along with wee socks and sweaters.
One of my favorite things about winter…….Wool socks of course!
These jewels were knit by Kellie
from the last Loopy Ewe swap. Are they not lovely?!
This Wee sock was knit by me for the January Wee Sock Swap over on Ravelry for Kim
. I Hope she loves it!
I am most excited to see how our family is all working hard to make home made items to give as gifts this year. Some of them are really getting into the spirit of it. I can’t wait to put the baskets together and showcase all their hard work. This is really making the holiday season great. Quality family time and self esteem boosters abound!
I enjoy reading blogs about knitting and life of fellow knit addicts. Usually I just read a long and enjoy a laugh or pics of other bloggers incognito. I’ve followed Knit-Whit
for a while now. [I came across her on Ravelry
] This month she decided to have a comment contest and I decided to take a whirl at the comment thing. And yes, I one for week one! Whoo-hooo! I will soon be adding a charming wee sock to my collection along with a matching pack of gum!
See the wee clothes pin just waiting for your sock?
Also, the girl and I attempted to make a felted bar of soap. I don’t think we have quite the knack for this. The soap bar got considerably smaller and the roving felted minimally. Hmmm.