So I’ve been knitting again!
I spent most of May + June really sick this year, which resulted in a lot of knitting and tv watching. You know i like a good Gilmore Girls marathon. I may have gotten through all 7 seasons haha.
Anyway. The last time i had a real knitting binge was when i was hugely pregnant with Birdie and i made her little newborn hat (here). Which i may add, was way too big, and actually fits her perfectly now that she is 14 months old. So basically i’m not too upset because at least she is getting her use out of it! That time round i used the Purl Bee Basic Hats for Everyone pattern – and in all honesty – i hated it. The sizing is just really big, and i’m not experienced enough to mess with adjusting a knitting pattern. After Birdie’s hat i made a beanie for Buddy and one for Bunny and they were both really huge. So i knew that this year i need to make them some hats that didn’t look so sloppy, i just felt really embarrassed every time last years beanies on.
I love all of Jenny Gordy’s knitting (have you seen the lambie hat she made for Iris?! i died) – so i tried her Ribbstickad pattern, and i just loved it. I learnt a few new things and the fit is just really nice. I feel like it’s a much more stylish hat too. I made one for myself that was exactly as the pattern described, but for Bunny’s i started running out of yarn because i made the ginormous pom pom first (LOL rookie mistake?!) – so her hat is a little shorter, which worked out quite well for her!
I can see a lot of imperfections in it and room for improvement, but overall, i’m really happy and i think this is my best knitting project so far. After all the feedback i received from you guys last time i posted about my knitting i was better able to tackle blocking, and it was way less scary, and way more successful than previous attempts. So yay!
Both Bunny and Buddy are requesting mittens next – any suggestions for good beginner mitten patterns?? This makes me very nervous!
ps. sneakpeeks of the upcoming Mini Briar and Mini Virginia patterns! WINK!