Emma recently took up knitting. Her first project was a scarf, just to get used to the basic techniques. The next things she did were the hat and mittens. The bear isn't home made, we won it in a 'lucky dip'
I've not done any knitting since primary school. Didn't actually knit anything proper " I think we were making bookmarks but no matter how many rows I knitted it seemed to stay the same size. Emma is much better at it than me¦
Heather E thought I should post the info here in case anyone else was interested.
Great mittens! If I don't find my gloves soon then I may just have to get a pair sent over
I don't know if I fancy knitting to be honest. I think if both of us take up knitting, there will be elbows all over the place and it won't be pretty
Or tatting - nice and compact!
I was surprised to be able to pick it up again after many years, although haven't done any for a while but I learnt to do it when I was a child as my Gran taught me. Good job I could still do it all those years later as by then my Gran wasn't around to help. When I have hours and hours to spare I shall do some more I am sure.
Thanks for putting up the picture, Mike. I really love this hat, and didn't realise it stops at toddlers' size. Any tips from knitters on how to make it big enough for an adult? Or do I have to 'go boil my head'? I think I'll have a go at the original size first to see how I get on. Anyone any good at translating American size pins/yarn to English equivalents?
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Just look here Heather.
If you do a tension square you can work out how to make the hat larger by increasing the amount of stitches and rows.
I'll try that again!
When I have hours and hours to spare I shall do some more I am sure.
And just when is that supposed to be? I get tired just reading all that you do!
This year I am tired of what I have done. Having never had a regular job I have been mightily blessed with the option to be as busy or not as I wanted but this year!!!!!!!!
When I have finished this embroidered stole for my daughter I definitely want to do some knitting, haven't done any in years. Will have to get in practice for when wee little ones start arriving in a few years time. Hubby's Mum cannot knit now as it gives her asthma, so someone has to do it. The best jumper she ever knit was a Postman Pat jumper (translation for our American readers, Postman Pat is a popular puppet series for children - or was when mine were little and a jumper is a sweater) complete with lots of hills and a little Postman Pat van. Very cute!
Thanks, TA - I knew you'd come up trumps with a good site reference for me. How do you find time to locate them all? I find more useful and interesting links here than I can cope with (my Favourites list is about a mile long), and don't have the time to go Googling for my own interests - have to do enough on Google for OH whose attention span is Zilch! when it comes to search engines. Just printed off the Berry Hat pattern. My new form of bedtime reading.
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