Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Reyna Shawl.

I have spent the last two weeks working on a shawl as a Christmas gift. I purchased the Blue Angel Shawl Knitting Kit from Craftsy. I did not actually get very far with it:


I found that it was a little difficult for me, since I am still what I would call a beginner. I ended up ripping that out and starting over on a new shawl, called the Reyna shawl, which I found on Ravelry here.  (I'm actually much farther than the picture below, I just haven't taken any photos yet.)


I love it so far. And I am totally in love with the yarn. It's the yarn that came with the Blue Angel Shawl Kit. I do think I will go back and make the Blue Angel Shawl later, when I get better at knitting.

Also... I joined Ravelry, which I am enjoying. Add me if you have a Ravelry account!

Friday, June 2, 2017

I've learned to Knit.

I have always wanted to learn how to knit but the one time I tried, about 16 years ago, I was not able to get the hang of it. In January I decided I wanted to try again.

Of course I went straight to Craftsy. My first class was Learn to Knit: My First Hat. I completed two hats and they were the first things I have ever knit in my life. You can see the second hat and a progress shot here.


Of course that was so much I wanted to do more, so I purchased 'My First Socks'. I knit two pairs of socks with that class. The socks are cuff down. Then I decided I wanted to learn how to knit socks from the toe up. So I enrolled in 'My First Toe-Up Socks'. I have since completed four pairs of socks using that method.


Currently I am working on a hat from the Fall Knit-Along (free class), as I have already finished the cowl from that class.


So those are just a few of my projects since the beginning of the new year. There are more pictures on my Facebook page. I do miss sewing and quilting but I have to say that I am really enjoying knitting.