Thursday, February 17, 2011

Newsboy Hats and Beanies

A friend of mine asked me to make some hats for her little one and how could I refuse when she was asking me to make a hat as cute as these little newsboy hats...
I was surprised at how fast they worked up.

Oh my, I know I'm partial...but he is adorable handsome! I didn't actually make this hat for my L1, (he just happened to be the model), so it's a little snug on him.

Another newsboy hat in blue.

And three beanies to complete the order.

Friday, February 11, 2011

First Two Knitted Projects!

So at the beginning of January, I took a little time to jot down a few goals for the new year. One of those goals: LEARN TO KNIT. I have tried and failed at least three times before to teach myself to knit and I knew I needed help. Luckily, Chad had gotten me a gift certificate to my favorite yarn shop for Christmas and it just so happened that they were starting a new Beginning Knitting Class.

I completed the class this week as well as my first two knitted projects:

Potato Chip Scarf...

This scarf is full of mistakes just as a first project should be. The biggest issue was that it turned out way too short and thin for the intended wearer (me), but works just fine as a kids scarf.

Slouch Hat...

I spotted this hat at the yarn shop a year ago and fell in love with it. But alas, I didn't know how to knit and therefore could not make it myself. Ha! That is no longer an issue.

I so wish I had better lighting in these pictures so you could see just how pretty this yarn is.

Ah...a rare self-photo.