One down, one to go
19 February 2010
I've finished Liam's hat for Winter. I am determined to knit up a hat and vest each for Liam and Isla before Winter arrives. I have started early as I'm not the world's fastest knitter, and have a lot to learn. I'm pleased with how this turned out though, my knitting skills are slowly improving. I can only see one little dropped stitch and it's not really noticeable.
I have to confess though, that I called in my expert knitting friend to finish the edges for me, my attempt looked terrible. I'll attempt it again on the second hat, but it's nice to know I have back up if needed :)
Finishing the hat ties yesterday in amongst toy animals.
And now onto Isla's hat. I love the colour of this wool which mum helped me choose from her local wool shop. It is a blend of merino and angora. So soft.
I don't like how it came in a skein though.
Um, I told you I still have lots to learn. Like how to wind wool into a ball without creating a big fat tangled mess!
I had to hand it over.
Thanks Aaron for not minding spending a hot Sunday afternoon on the couch helping me untangle a big fluffy mess of wool.
The pattern by the way, if you feel so inclined to also knit one up is the Chemo Earflap Hat from Gabes of SweetP Knits. For the priveledge of using this pattern Gabes asks that you donate some money to the Child Cancer Foundation, a wonderful idea.