A few years ago, I took the notion to learn how to knit. I am very visual, but for optimal learning, I need to DO while also watching to learn to do something. Luckily, I happen to have a friend who knows how to knit and she was happy to teach me the basics. Unfortunately though, we don't get together often (about once a year), so my knitting skills have stalled to say the least. I have made more scarfs than we had needs for.
Then, fast forward to last winter. I wanted a slouchy hat. I wanted one real bad, but was unable to find any. Either they were all sold out because winter was coming to an end, or they just weren't in style that year and perhaps weren't being sold at all. Either way, I decided I was going to make myself one and would learn how thanks to YouTube. Knitting flat is one thing, but knitting in circles intimidated me for some reason. So I decided to find one to crochet.
I used this video and it worked like a charm, from the very first try.
I was so proud of myself! I made the first one for myself. Then one for my daughter (which sadly had an incident with velcro in the dryer so she is in need of a new hat for this year. I also made another for a friend who bought a bunch of yarn for me to make her. I had enough leftover yarn to make another out of it, and I loved the colours, so I decided to make myself a new one. I'm not sure where I went wrong, but it's huge!
I know it's my 6 year old modelling it, but her head is barely smaller than mine. It actually looks just as big on me, lol.
I think I accidentally made it too long. Oh well.
I also promised to make one for my best friend, who lives in Montreal. I started hers last winter as well... I think it's one WIP I better finish soon! Sometimes I start too many things at once and they just don't get finished for a very long time. But this one is being finished tonight, as I am sending her a parcel tomorrow, so there will be no more procrastinating!
Speaking of starting too many things at once, I started reading this great book, that I borrowed from the library. It's just one of the MANY books I borrowed from the library. I always end up coming back with more than I have time to read. But this one, will get read. I started it and it seems amazing already! I think it's going to make a positive difference at home :)
I am joining Ginny in her yarn along post.
Now that I know I can learn to crochet from videos, I'll attempt it with knitting and see what happens :)
By the way, just a quick reminder about the giveaway. It ends tonight, so be sure to enter!