Thursday, 24 October 2013

Knitting in progress...

In case you missed my ramblings on Twitter, I've been learning to knit on the round.  For some reason I was afraid of it for ages - with anything practical, I really learn better when someone's there to guide me through things, but I managed to figure most of this out by myself because IT'S SO EASY.  Turns out all I needed was a basic knowledge of knitting and the knack of joining the circle, helpfully provided by Louise.  Done!  I've already made Tam a hat, which took less than a week and is the easiest, quickest thing I've ever made, and now I'm making me one.  It would be done by now if I (and Mother) hadn't stumbled over the pattern - it's saying to continue in the pattern until I have so many stitched but neither of us can work out how the pattern continues!  Maths was never my strong point...
I'm not usually a fan of pink but this wool is all soft and fluffy so that makes it exempt.  And obviously it'll have a lovely pompom on the top, which makes anything awesome.  Here's the pattern, for anyone who wants to have a go.
Since I'm at Mother's this week I thought I'd snap her work in progress.  She started making my uncle this vintage jumper months ago then sort of stalled, and is now knitting nothing.  I wouldn't mind, but she got wool to make me another jumper so I'm trying to guilt her into finishing this so she can get cracking on mine!

What's everyone knitting now?

:)

4 comments:

  1. WOW. Just WOW at your amazing hat knitting, and at your Mother's aweseme pattern-knitting.
    I can just about make a scarf or a bag, and have recently learnt how to make knitted flowers (very easy, I'm such a beginner). I'd love to be able to spend more time working on my knitting skills, though.

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  2. You have massive knitting skills! The idea of round knitting boggles my brain... your mum's project looks pretty awesome she needs to get it finished.

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  3. Still waiting on the pompom for my hat :(

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  4. Knitting in the round is awesome once you get used to it! Can't wait to see the finished hat. (And get on with making poor Tam's pompom :P )

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