After the shock to my body that was the return to work; not being able to eat on the hour, every hour, and take naps, I was looking forward to not doing very much this weekend. It was great!
I decided to start watching Making a Murderer (since everyone is talking about it) and to get lots of knitting done.
I chose this project because it doesn’t require much thinking. Progress is still slow but I got a good few rows done. I worked out that it is taking me about 20/25 minutes to do each row of this one.
My new project is a baby hat.
Once I had had enough of the cushion cover, I moved on to a new project. It was difficult to find a pattern that suited, I was limited as I only had 4 mm double pointed needles to work with as the patterns I found that I liked all seemed to be knitted in the round. I also wanted a fairly plain hat because the wool is speckled. I found one on Pinterest, it’s one with colour work but I just followed the pattern ignoring the instructions about the different colours. I’ve added the link below.
As I only have one size of double pointed needles I couldn’t change the needle size after the ribbing. I just decided to make the whole thing with the same size. I’m hoping it won’t make a huge difference. As I’m starting, the hat does look really tiny, it’s for a 6-12 month old though, so I suppose it is going to be pretty small.
Also, the last time I knit in the round I ended up having my piece come out inside out. I’m not sure how I was doing it wrong, but this time it seems to be going right. I watched a few videos on YouTube and I think this is the right way. Is it up to yourself whether you want to work with four or five needles?
I also cast on using cable cast on because the pattern didn’t specify. I’ve not used it before but I quite liked it. My first 20 stitches or so were a bit tight which is a shame but it’s not too noticeable.
Progress! I found out that stocking stitch is just knit stitch when in the round. Stockinette stitch and stocking stitch is the same thing, right?
An update on Project: Elephant.
Look, I made an elephant!
Maybe I’m not quite done, but I’ve only got to put him all together. So far I’ve sewn the legs up. I am a bit worried because the body front and back are different lengths! How did that happen? I must have miscounted, but which one is the right one? I’m thinking I might try just putting him together and hope for the best.
Anyway, I’m off to see the end of Making a Murderer.