Saturday, 23 October 2010

Now I need a Hat

Having successfully completed my scarf, I thought I'd have a go at a hat. 

It's a bit of a challenge using four needles to knit with.  There are three holding all the stitches and then one to do the actual knitting.  Sounds great in theory but its a bit like trying to knit with an octopus! The needles you aren't knitting with go everywhere.

This is an easy hat pattern, well it said easy on the internet.  It's knit in the round so there isn't any purl to do, which is good as I'm not that good at purl yet.  Just doing knit stitch in the round forms stockinette stitch.  It has a natural roll which neatly forms the brim.  Cool eh?  I need to stitch in stockinette for about 7 inches. 

I'm just under 5 inches here.

The next step is decreasing.  Not sure how to do that yet.  I feel a Youtube moment coming on!

Still, in the meantime I'll leave you with an update on my Lion - he now has a nose!

Bye for Now


Saturday, 2 October 2010

First Completed Knitting Project!

I feel like we need a bit of a drum role here, for the first time ever in the history of me, I have completed a piece of knitting! Yea! The years my mum spent trying to get me to grasp the basics have finally paid off. 

Casting Off!! So Exciting!

I started working on this back in August, and finally completed knitting it today!  Yippee!  Now, I know it sounds like I've been knitting this for a month.  I haven't. The last three weeks have been, well hectic, but that really is an understatement. 

T fell off a horse and fractured his back on 11 Sept. It was a bit worring to start with as no one seemed to know if he'd be OK.  The girls, bless them, were devastated.  Youngest was so upset she missed school.  Eldest went quiet - she seemed to think it was her fault in some way.  And there was me in the middle of it all trying to stay strong for all of them, saying its going to be fine. Of course, I failed miserably - I was just as devastated as the girls.  There's been a lot of tears shed in Chateau Simply over the last few weeks.  

On top of all that there has been a bit of a press announcement at work with all the related organising, unorganising, changing this, changing that. It even made the telly!  Its no wonder the poor old scarf has been left forgotten!  

Forgotten no more though. T is back home and on the mend and I finally finished the scarf this morning.......



and Me...

T passed at the chance to be a model, said it wasn't his colour.  Not so sure it's mine either. Bit bright but the girls love it!

Bye for now