My knitting odyssey continues: I’ve knit a hat. I know, it isn’t a big deal for all you ladies who have been knitting for years. But I’ve been knitting less than six months, and I’ve knit a hat. One that looks nice enough for me to actually wear outside, where people will see me. I’m so happy! The picture is below, and it is Column of Leaves Hat by Brooke Nelson knit with Rowan Handknit Cotton on 4.5mm needles.
I’ve also finally put the buttons on Dear Mother Nature from A Kitty Kats Originals. I used a super cheap frame, which I plan to replace very soon. The fabric is a Silkweaver Solo. Interestingly, I finished this up yesterday afternoon, just before we got 10cm of snow.
My current project is Birds of a Feather by Victoria Sampler. It was featured in the October 2008 issue of The Gift of Stitching. It is working up quickly, but I just don’t have a lot of time to spend on it right now, what with Baby Man not sleeping through the night and with all the work I need to get done. But, with luck, it may be done before the end of the month. It is stitched with the directed silks, etc. on 28ct. cream Quaker, I think. (The fabric was a small piece I picked up at my not-so-LNS, so I’m not 100% sure what it is. The colours in the picture are way off.)
On Tuesday, I start my first class in a three class series on sock knitting. I’m very excited, but I wish there was more non-wool, non-acrylic sock yarns available. Honestly, I can’t be the only person out there who knits and is allergic to animal fibres.