Thursday, January 19, 2006

yay! i'm knitting again!

i admit it: christmas kind of burned me out on knitting. so much that i haven't even posted pics of the plethora of christmas gifts i made and gave this year. i also took two whole weeks off from knitting, more time than i have taken since i learned how to do it. now, however, i am getting back into the swing of things. i started this little hat on tuesday and finished it last night. and i LOVE IT!!! look how cute it is from the top, too! it's a pattern called kid's fruit cap from ann norling, and it was VERY quick and easy. the yarn is a beautiful worsted weight wool/alpaca/mohair blend called julia (from goddess yarns--my favorite baby hat yarn! given that we know 5 people having babies this year, you can bet i will be making a few more of these! i chose the pattern because a) it's cute, b) i wanted to make something quick to get back into the rhythm of things, c) i am SICK TO DEATH of making scarves, d) i wanted to force myself to use double pointed needles, and e) i wanted to try something with two colors. this cutie filled all these needs. now i am all fired up to get going on about 50 other projects! maybe tonight i will wind the yarn for my clapotis. or maybe i will start a baby sweater to match this little hat. the possibilities are endless! yay for knitting again!!!

ps--the DPNs? they weren't so bad. tell me again why i have been dreading using them so much???

pps--the two color thing? it's easy peasy. however, this is also NOT intarsia--talk to me again when i get around to trying THAT!

4 comments:

Joelene said...

Yay! Sometimes knitting is so satifing if you can take a break!

I do love the hat! I have always want to make one!

Em said...

Too adorable! Remind me to look for some orange and green Julia at GY--perhaps you could whip up a tangerine hat for me since I doubt I'll be embracing the DPN anytime soon...

Meredith said...

So, do you think a suzuki knitter like me can learn the double pointed needle thing? How about the multi-color thing? You may have to come out here again to teach me. :)

Flaurella said...

Adorable! To me, it looks like a little acorn but I'm a nut case.