|Posted on November 5, 2008 at 2:12 PM|
While at the Peabody Museum in New Haven this past weekend I was nearly able to complete a scarf. The scarf was created so I could get much needed practice with my knitting, all while being earmarked for a local charity.
Oh the excitement in doing a scarf. Knit one row, purl the next. Oh joy. (yawn)
I wanted to do something more exciting. How about a project that involved a little bit of shaping? I decided I would knit up a preemie cap for the Knit One, Save One campaign.
One problem. I don't know how to knit in the round -- or read a knitting pattern -- yet. And, to top it off, I didn't want to knit up a square, seam up the side and then the top. Where is the excitement in that?
I decided I would make up my own little pattern and here is what I made ... a shaped cap that is seamed up the side. I used my crochet knowledge for decreasing and getting the shaping I wanted. I'm not sure if I decreased correctly, and I know my tension needs more work. I certainly have some more learning to do.