2.22.2009

Beanie Hat

I've been taking knitting classes. Yeah, that's all I need is another craft, but I'm finding knitting to be relaxing, fun, and seems to make my hands feel better.

My last class, through Knit-a-gogo, was Saturday at Knit Happens. What a blast! It was a lot of hard work, but it was fun to sit and stitch for a while with other knitters. I was the only male knitter (no surprise there!) I was also the slowest, but not by far.

Of the 6 students, 3 were lawyers, one was a property manager, one was unknown profession and a web developer (me). It was a great group of knitters. I haven't had so much fun in a while.

Sadly, the same can't be said of my current knitting project, a beanie hat. All was going well, until I had to transfer from the circular needles to the double point needles. I had to do that on my own as class time ran out. I felt confident that I could do the transfer, and I did. I even started knitting and couldn't figure out why the others seemed to have problems.

Well, I finally did. Then I didn't have the instructor to ask for help! Oh well. This coming Saturday she has a help session that I'll go to and see what she says. I'll probably have to rip it out. I'm hoping that all of my time knitting isn't lost. But I'm thinking of starting over. Mmmm...

Anyway, here's a picture of this project.


Here's my problem area, dropped stitches. I'm not sure how it happened. I noticed it as I was working the double point needles.

2 comments:

MYRA said...

Looks great! You won't have to rip it all out, the instructor will show you how to pick up your dropped stitches... 8-)

Sara said...

Oh, I love that you are knitting! In DC you need a nice warm hat and scarves to keep you warm and bundled up!

The hat is very cute! And, she'll show you how to pick up those few dropped stitches. That will be a good thing to learn.