So, I taught myself to knit over two years ago, and I just found out I've been doing the long tail cast-on WRONG the entire time! Now, as far as I can tell, it's never really been a problem or messed up any projects, but my cast on edges have always been a little messy. And now I know why...It's not really that big a deal, but now I need to retrain myself to do them properly! ('Cause I actually like the real way better; being me, I managed to make it more complicated...)
So, I had two days to come up with a birthday present for my uncle, and here's what I came up with:
He's a big Ohio State fan.
I modified the pattern from Hip Knit Hats. The pattern called for it to be knit top down, but I rewrote it to go bottom up, and I changed up the dimensions a little. I used a cheapie bulky acrylic from Walmart (cause I'm broke, I was on rather tight deadline, and I didn't want to give him anything he couldn't throw in the washer and dryer) on size 11s.
I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, especially cause it only took me about four hours to finish once I actually got started on it.
So, not counting a skirt I made when I was in girls scouts many many years ago, I finished my first skirt today! It took longer than expected, mainly cause i messed up a few times and needed to play around to do the waistband, etc. I'm pretty pleased with it, althought the back doesn't look that great...What do you think?
So, I just got my first sewing machine yesterday! I was experimenting a little, refreshing my skills (I learned how to sew years ago, and every few years I get the bug to sew, so I broke down and decided to get serious about it), and I came up with this:
It's a cardholder or wallet thingee.
(Sorry about the bad quality of the photos...)
I even figured out how to make a button hole! (With the help of my machine manual.)
I just finished these wristwarmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I used Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Thyme (I love when I can use some of my stash!) on size 7 dpns. The joke in the subject line refers to my classy, classy pictures...
How do they look? (I know they work, and I'm bringing them to my office tomorrow.)