Saturday, January 21, 2006

oh snap!

Okay so I am now totally rockin' a burnt orange hat knit by....ME!

I'm still at work (yes, this afternoon was that slow) and I just finished it. I LOVE IT!!!

Knitting is like smoking and the yarn, it's the crack!!!

AD-DICT-ED! ADDICTED...

3 comments:

bekah said...

That's so cool that you had a slow enough afternoon to be able to knit. I have a friend who's a teacher and she used to knit during the faculty meetings.

PlazaJen said...

Looks like you made it without any help! Excellent! Can't wait to see pics!

Couple handy-dandy hints - don't tighten your stitches too much when you get to the dp needles - I also recommend using wooden ones over metal, any day - they "grab" the wool a whole lot more than slippery metal. Second suggestion is to use a crochet hook to rescue a dropped stitch - there's always a little line of yarn, and you grab that & pull it through the first dropped stitch, and then make your way all the way back up! I realize this is better shown (or at least illustrated via pictures) than written - but for only one or two dropped stitches, you don't usually have to rip. Ah, nothing like a visit to the frog pond - rippit, rippit.... ;)

Adrianne said...

Yes, yarn is very addicting. Yarn can be easily hidden-I mean put away-where it can't be seen. If I was there I would join you for your get togethers. Can't wait to see pictures. You know you've got it bad when you justify buying extra yarn, or when it trys to jump off the shelf(you just have to take it home then, it was obviosly not happy at the store), and then there's the different needles that are needed for different projects. And yes, if you're very quiet, the yarn will speak to you.

Have fun with your new hobby!

Love you...