My knitting has stalled. Motivation is fleeting. Guilt has descended. Yes, I’m suffering from Left Sock Syndrome. No, it was not stolen by dryer nymphs, (yes, they DO exist). It has yet to be knitted! You see, like many knitters who have come before me, I love knitting the first sock! I get really jazzed about re-learning how to turn the heal, and enjoy looking up kitchener stitch for the 8 gazillionth time, and I rejoice and feel all proud of myself when the sock is done! ….and then it sits in the bag for a month. Or two. Snuggled right next to my teeny tiny sock needles and yarn. Now, if I was more disciplined, or listened to the millions of knitters out there who are wiser and more experienced than I, I would have cast on the stitches for the second sock as soon as I finished the first one! And I tried, I really did, but it was late, and I got a knot in my yarn and I had to rip out the cast on stitches….and so there is no left sock. I plan on starting it today, at least getting the stitches cast on, so that I can finish the silly things and move on to other patterns. ::sigh::
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It seems like all I knit these days are baby hats! So many babies! This one was made for another coworker, who should be delivering any day now. I was tired of pink, and wanted a change, but still wanted something feminine, since she knew she was having a girl, so here comes purple! I have enjoyed working with the Vanna’s Choice yarn, made by Lion Brand, since it is a durable, acrylic blend, which will make for easy washing and long wearing (hopefully) for the little girls I’ve been knitting for. This 5 Cable hat is a variant of the 10 Cable hat from Hey Julie. Seriously, I love these patterns, and they will be my go-to baby hats from now on. They would also be a good project for a new knitter who was interested in trying cables for the first time. I have found that I am not too fond of the SSK (Slip Slip Knit) stitch as a decrease method, my stitches always look too big for some reason. I have tried adjusting my tension, but haven’t been able to make them look less bulky than the other stitches. Anyways, I loved making this hat, and I think it turned out well! What do you think?
So I knitted this one up quickly for my French teacher, who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl about three months ago. It’s bad luck in France to give a shower before the baby is born, so those of us who took her French class last year go together a few days ago to have a “mini shower” for her. I decided to knit this hat.