Knitting

Ammabel in the Sawtooth Hat 4/27/2014

Ammabel in the Sawtooth Hat
4/27/2014

I recently started knitting.  I used to try to knit and then my wrists would hurt so I stopped.  Recently, I started taking Craftsy knitting classes and tried different needles.  The smaller needles made all the difference in the world.  Craftsy classes made all the difference in the world.  I tried to learn from books and friends but unless they were with me all the time I would get bored with the knit and purls!  My wrist didn’t hurt when I started knitting again.  I’m slowly building up my tools and such but the most recent class I’m taking on Craftsy is Stefanie Japel’s Knit Lab – In the Round.  I recently finished the Sawtooth Hat but since I didn’t have the proper circular needles when I started my gauge wasn’t right and it ended up not fitting anyone.  I gave it to my niece, Ammabel, and it doesn’t even fit her head! ;0  So it was a good practice hat.  I should be getting the right size needles in tomorrow’s postal delivery so once I get them I’ll be working on a new hat.  I would go to the next lesson and start working on Fowler Fingerless Mitts but Stefanie is going to show us how to knit two gloves at the same time.  She recommends having two needles of the same size with different cords to help distinguish one project from the other so I ordered a second set over the weekend.  Those will probably be here next week.  So I’m going to do a Sawtooth Hat #2!

Just a quick note on Stefanie Japel’s Craftsy Classes.  I took her Knit Lab class which is a beginner or Intro to knitting class before I took the Knit Lab – In the Round.  I really like her as an instructor.  She’s funny and has really good tips and explanations.  Her classes teaches how to read knitting patterns and charts.  I especially like this “In the Round” class because it went over double pointed needles as well as circular needles.  If you are a beginner knitter and even remotely interested in knitting classes, I recommend these classes wholeheartedly.

~Melanie

 

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