this hat was finished on new years eve , so I'm just counting it as a 2011 project. the hat is for my friend Jessica. who just said I want a beret, in green. that is all. so i figure if she really feels the need to pay me for what i do all day every day. I need to kick it up a notch this is the first project that i have done with this complex a cable pattern. it was like now two rounds where the same. I personally don't like the color green, but i had it in stash (donated) and need to use it for something.
I used size 5 and 7 needles, the yarn was an old red heart skein in worsted weight , pattern
Gretel by Ysolda Teague from stitch 'n bitch superstar knitting.
I also was a little bored at my mothers house while i was on a visit so i made the same hat in bulky yarn with size 15 needles. then i was running low on yarn so it ended up being a convertable cowl hat. its not the prettiest thing i've made but its super warm.
Then i felt bad about not finishing off jessicas item so that she could give it as a christmas gift so i made her something extra. its a extra slouchy hat , with a dimond pattern.
using size 10 needles and red heart worsted weight yarn.
I got the Amigurumi Knits book from the library I really wanted to make something from this book for a while. but i found alot of those patterns to hard. so i started out with the Earthworm by Hansi Singh . using size 3 needles simply soft yarn. everything was going fine until i had to do the picking up of stitches and kitchner stitch. I don't like either of them. I guess that i need to practice them a little more if i want to grow up to be a superstar knitter. I left the worm in a pot at the library. i wonder if they've found it yet.
then i got a little brave and tried to do the spider. it took a pretty long time and it didn't turn out well at all. my sewing and picking up stitches messed the whole thing up. but my boyfriend toby likes it and thats who i made it for so i guess thats all that matters.