Now, I am no expert knitter, only learning the basics around a year ago, but when I found out we had our own little bean on the way I had to break out the needles and remind myself just how to cast-on. I have been taking it stitch by stitch since then.
Prior to finding out our little one is a girl I started with a neutral brown yarn to create the tiniest of hats. Using a simple pattern from Ballee on Ravelry I cast on and created the simple cap below. I should also note that I am pretty tight with my stitches so cast on a few more than advised and adjusted as needed, those adjustments seemed to work out well and I think this should do the trick for keeping her noggin warm.
The above cap was finished just in time to find out we were having a girl and with that knowledge I journeyed to the craft store and found some new colors to work with, resulting in the little purple and teal cap below. This time I followed the pattern a bit more closely while still adjusting for my tight knitting style.
These types of projects are rewarding with their quick results and a good way to dip my toes back into the knitting world, but now I am on the hunt for a simple baby blanket for our girl. That project will be much more labor intensive with thousands more stitches being required, but I look forward to getting started. Now it is just about finding the right pattern and acquiring the needed yarn. Luckily I have a willing helper to roll my yarn into balls if needed. Yep, definitely a keeper.
In Addition: Please excuse the clutter around the blog for the next few days. Now that I finally have more time I am trying to make the place feel more like home and for some reason my post are not cooperating with back-dating.
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