Knitting A Hat
Yarning along this week for the first time in like FORever. Check out all the other projects at Small Things for more inspiration on needles!
As I said yesterday, I had a week in January where I didn’t leave the living room floor because I was in need constantly to catch vomit in a trash bucket from two little people. It was a long week emotionally and sleep accordingly. BUT, on the bright side, I finished my first hat knitting project for myself!
I had been so scared to try a hat, and for good reason, it actually took me a few tries to get her started. I had to pull my starts out three times. The first mess-up I wasn’t doing stockinette stitch so I started again. Then, I did knit, pearl, knit, pearl, without realizing that when you knit in the round, you automatically are knitting a stockinette stitch. Duh. And then I jacked up some stitches.
But, fourth time is a charm. I did miss ONE stitch the whole way, but in the end, I got an alpaca knit hat.
The pattern came from this easy YouTube video:
I am currently reading Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle and I Need Your Love-Is That True by Byron Katie. So far I love them both. Stillness Speaks is a bunch of small sutra style paragraphs, so it is not a straight through read, more of a bedtime contemplation, when I need a reminder, or am in need for some spiritual nourishment. I Need Your Love is a book that is focused to changing your thought patterns, which I really need cause I tend to be my own worst enemy.
So that is it, an actual knit and some books. I don’t know what my next knitting project is yet…but I have a boat load of yarn to create it from!
What is on your needles or in your reading bag this week? Or both?
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