yarn along


I’m joining up with Ginny Sheller’s yarn along today.  So, my first knitting attempt was a flop.  I was using the wrong size needle + probably the wrong sized yarn,  but I still learned a ton.  For those of you who wanted to see how it turned out, here it is:
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I could probably keep extending down the sides of it and make it into a real hat but that’s for another day.  To redeem myself, I tried the pattern again with a chunky yarn + the right sized needles and within a day knitted up this sweet little hat for my daughter.
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I still need to weave in the ends + attach ties somehow but otherwise it’s done + I love it!  She seems to, also.  My other kiddos all want one now.  It’s a really easy fun pattern + I’m ready to try something a little harder!  I’m probably going to try one other kind of child’s bonnet + maybe attempt my first shawl.

I am reading a couple of books right now, still finishing the last chapter of Jewel’s memoir + a starting on 7 Women: And the Secret of their greatness by Eric Metaxas.  I’m really enjoying reading this version of Anne of Green Gables to my Phoebe girl.  She loves a good chapter book with beautiful illustrations, and I love sitting to read with her when I can!

5 thoughts on “yarn along”

  1. Okay, so that hat is adorable!! I am totally impressed that that is really your first project! I can see why your darling loves it. Eric Metaxas – good choice. I haven’t read that one but I should!

    1. It was so much simpler knitting with size 17 needles than with the size 7s! 🙂 Yes, I love Metaxas’ writing, this is his newest release. I’m eager to dig into it, too!

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