First I finished a pair of mittens to match Naomi’s hat and cowl. I used the basic pattern from a Craftsy class, but added the garter stitch and used a k2tog and ssl on the decreases at each end instead of k2tog even spaced around. I think they came out great.
I also designed a head wrap/ear warmers that I’m calling “Reversible Diamond Ear Warmers”. I know my names are so clever haha. This can be purchased on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.
Then I made another Oats Cowl for my daughter Hannah.
Still on my needles: Gillian’s Flax sweater, Hannah’s Reyna shawl, and my Light Rain Sweater. Between work and home I don’t have a lot of time to knit, but I am slowly and steadily making progress.
I have always wanted to learn how to knit but the one time I tried, about 16 years ago, I was not able to get the hang of it. In January I decided I wanted to try again.Of course I went straight to Craftsy. My first class was Learn to Knit: My First Hat. I completed two hats and they were the first things I have ever knit in my life. You can see the second hat and a progress shot here.
Of course that was so much I wanted to do more, so I purchased ‘My First Socks’. I knit two pairs of socks with that class. The socks are cuff down.
Then I decided I wanted to learn how to knit socks from the toe up. So I enrolled in ‘My First Toe-Up Socks’. I have since completed four pairs of socks using that method.
Currently I am working on a hat from the Fall Knit-Along (free class), as I have already finished the cowl from that class.
So those are just a few of my projects since the beginning of the new year. There are more pictures on my Facebook page. I do miss sewing and quilting but I have to say that I am really enjoying knitting.