So I found my yarn and have started making my fingerless gloves. It’s very exciting. While at Loopville (which has moved to a larger space in the same shopping center near the Bearden Nama’s), I saw the coolest hat pattern. I told the lady “I want to make this hat.” She’s out of the pattern, but will call when it gets in. I have the yarn already. Of course, now Nathan wants gloves and a hat to match his awesome scarf.
I think I’ll make him the same gloves I’m making for myself because they look awesome and I’m having a good time making them. This is the first time I’ve done circular knitting on double sided needles. It was a trick to figure out at first (my pattern says just to do it, and my book doesn’t discuss circular knitting at all), but I think I’ve got it! I’m almost to the cabling part, though. Oooh! Scary! I did do some circular knitting on circular needles when I was first learning to knit and was playing with some old yarn. I’m doing the cabled gloves that Elizabeth suggested. I also love the seashell gloves, but they were just a bit intimidating for my first time. I’ll try those next time.
As for the hat, I went to go find a pattern, and found all kinds of good stuff! I think I may need a dozen hats to get myself through the winter. And, Dad, I promise I’m working on your blanket too! 🙂 I’m going to make this hat for Nathan: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTtychus.html
Then I’ll make these hats for me (or someone lucky enough to convince me to share) 🙂
Oh, and I also found some AWESOME sock patterns. I will be making these as well:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring07/PATTclessidra.html (these are hot!)