And my beanie hat, as modeled by a very annoyed dog. This was a hard project because of the tiny stitches on a circular needle, and what you see here is my second attempt, after ripping it completely apart halfway through the first round because I messed up my colors.
Inspired after the class was done, I put my brain and number pattern recognition skills to the test to make a waffle weave scarf for my friend:
So what’s next? I’m planning on taking more classes at a really neat little store in Old Town Alexandria – Fibre Space (such a cute name!): Intro to Cabling, Intro to Lace, and Knitting Techniques to help me when I screw up by adding or skipping stitches, which I tend to do often! While I may grow tired of the time it takes to complete and the cost of the yarn for just one, relatively simple project — oh I had many thoughts about going to Target for a $5 beanie and bringing it to class as my own — I think I have a few more scarves left in me before I move on to learning another new skill. I just love the challenge of improving and exploring new talents and creating beautiful things where people ask “You MADE that?” and I get to say “Yep!”