Craft Basket Wednesday

Craft Basket Wednesday

I am so excited to participate in this meme this week. I’ve missed it for a couple weeks, because with the move, I just didn’t have time to take photos, let alone post them, of my newest creation. But I did carve out some time to work on a fun, new project. It was a piece of calm in the midst of the storm, for me.

Two weeks ago, I joined a knitting workshop at one of the local yarn shops. It’s a project-based workshop, so you simply bring in your current project, get two entire hours to work on it, get help with stumbling blocks, and learn new techniques that pertain to your project. My goal in going was to figure out what would be a good next step in my knitting. The instructor and I decided on a hat. For me. We picked out yarn, and she set me up knitting in the round. Yay!!
The pattern is Everyone’s Favorite Hat & Scarf, and the yarn I’m using is Lana Grossa Cento.
I return to the workshop tomorrow to learn how to start shaping the top of the hat, decreasing stitches and working on double-pointed needles!
I am so excited to be learning how to knit on circulars and DPNs, because many of the projects that I’d like to try call for them.
Oh, and I might create a cute, short scarf with a button closure to match my hat. The shop keeper kept calling it some fancy name, but for the life of me, I can’t remember what it is.
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5 thoughts on “Craft Basket Wednesday

  1. Dear Sarah,
    How wonderful to have a group of people to help you and spend time with.
    This was how I learned to do patchwork and quilting. It was a time in my lfe that I will always remember with much fondness
    God Bless

  2. two suggestions, have someone teach you the magic loop method (after you learn dpn's, but certainly learn the magic loop so you don't have to often use dpn's) and get addi turbo circulars. THEY ARE AWESOME. they are more expensive but totally worth it!! i have the addi interchangeable system which was pretty expensive but i pretty much use them for everything (even straight knitting) so if you add up the cost of the circulars and the straights it is about the same and i love the needles. only bummer is they dont go smaller than a 4 (the interchangeables, addi does make smaller needles).
    r

  3. i love that yarn, sarah.
    very girly.
    and ribbed stitching always looks great!
    how blessed you are to have joined the knitting group, doing something like that has been on my mind for ages, but i can't ever seem to find the time!
    hope you are feeling a little more settled. take care and God bless.

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