It's a brand new year, a brand new month, and time to get back on track!
I'm sure that followers of our blog have noticed that our posts in the latter part of 2013 (okay, honestly - for all of 2013), have been few and far between; and we apologize. Just like anything else, once you get out of the habit of doing something, it gets harder and harder to get back into the swing of things. So here we go...
It was right around this time last year that I rediscovered knitting after being away from it for about 37 years, and I'm loving it! The hours spent cross stitching have been very little, but after I'm done with a few knitted items that I want to finish up, I think I will be ready to get back to spending some quality time with my needle and threads.
In November, Bonnie approached me with a knitting pattern she had seen online and asked me if it looked hard to knit. It was of a hat; encircled with a row of cables that worked up to look like owls. Well, as it turns out, I had never knit in the round before or tried cables, but I was willing to give it a whirl. With the help of my friends, YouTube and Pinterest, of course.
After a few attempts, I got the hang of these new techniques, and I was wanting to do more! (Yes, I did finish up the hats for Bonnie's 2 daughters, but there is more to that story. We'll leave it for another post.)
There was still some time left before Christmas, so I thought, why not knit up a hat for my daughter, Chantelle, too? After looking through the thousands of patterns out there, I decided on this Spiralini Hat that I found on Ravelry. (The true colour of the yarn is a lot more green than it shows here.)
I wanted to make a hat for my son, Mitchell, too, but I wasn't sure if he would really be interested in one or not. I was excited to hear that he was, so I got busy after the holidays and sent this Ribbed Watchman's Hat out to him in the mail.
I was on a hat making roll!! When Chantelle commented on this hat pattern I had pinned, I thought, Tracey - you might as well keep going! Any specific colour, I asked? It's true... you really can't go wrong with basic black.
With all of the frigid temperatures we've been having lately, I might just aim for one more, and start a hat for my hubby.
That's if my cross stitching doesn't coax me over in it's direction first ☺
See you soon!Tracey