Thursday, September 24, 2009

No more work on the hat

I've suspended work on the little hat for Vivian. She was born on Sept. 23rd, and passed away early Sept. 24th. I've posted more at the Cottage. This afternoon's work will be on the afghan, and our needlework focus will be on that work for now. I'm going to meet the deadline for this year, and put my energy towards that during this sad time.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lessons Learned

Decreases while knitting in the round should not be where needles meet but in the middle of one needle: lesson learned.

Dropping a needle while knitting in the round should not be done preemptively. Knit with all the needles as long as possible: lesson learned.

Don't twist stitches unless one is knitting cable stitches: lesson learned.

Most importantly - Don't knit while too tired to keep from making mistakes. Not quite sure if I've really learned that one, yet.

I've had to pull out all of my stitches from the last few days. I'll try to start again with the hat, half way through.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Knitting my own baby hat

I'm working without a pattern for the new baby hat. I've done about an inch of ribbing, followed by a row of knit. Then an eyelet row in knit, followed by stockingette in the round. I'm decreasing as I feel like it. I never found an appropriate pattern, so I just decided to go along as I felt like it. I may not finish in time, so this may end up as a general charity piece. That takes the pressure off to make it just so.