Friday, August 10, 2018

Throw Your Hat In!

 Another baby hat-this one out of sport weight yarn on the new knitting machine,
it has a  x 1 rib at the brim, 
The yarn split something awful but other than that,
the lessons I have been learning were successful!
 Notes are essential because while you are doing the actual knitting,
you cannot measure the fabric on the machine; 
the weights stretch everything beyond reality so you have to rely on your
gauge swatches.
For example, I doubted my numbers and stopped 8 rows short of what I had planned
and when I seamed the hat up-
sure enough,  it is one inch too short!
I am happy with what I learned today.
More tomorrow.
Each night I try to add to the Mystical Lanterns pile.
Sometimes I only manage one, other nights I can manage 2-3.
They add up either way.
And remember the lavender/blue and yellow silk from a few months ago?
That is carried around in my purse for out-and-about knitting
because you just never know when you need to pull out some patience!

7 comments:

  1. "Pulling out patience" - I like that a lot!! You are going to have a big old pile of hats in no time!!

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  2. Cute hat! I usually tend to over knit my stuff and then have to rip out. But I have been known to stop short a few times, like you, because I doubt my calculations. Leanring to trust our knitting is a hard lesson.

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  3. Those crochet pieces are beautiful. I can't wait to see what they become.

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  4. You are making me double down on learning how to crochet. I love all those mandelas I see on Rav, and I think learning granny squares is a good way to start.

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  5. Sweet hat and the crochet is just lovely! I'm going to borrow "you never know when you are going to need some patience".

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  6. Love that idea ------ pull some patience out of my purse. I will definitely be thinking of that next time my teeth are set on edge by someone.

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  7. ach, I still have to start on the mystical lanters! no idea, where I put the pattern, though maybe I should finish the granny square blanket first that I started ages ago? or I'll end up with another ufo in the corner! it's not so warm anymore, so no excuses for not getting the woolly stuff out:)

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