Monday, November 8, 2010

Long Time No See

Hi there!!!!

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been very busy making, making, making. I am on a mission to make everyone on my Christmas list a cute hat by Christmas time and so far I have been doing a very good job. I have made one HUGE accomplishment today and I am so excited about that this post will be mostly about it. 

I am not such a big fan of knitting but I have been going through Ravelry and some of the really cute hats were knitted so I broke down a couple of days ago and brought out my knitting needles. 

I was really freaked that my hat wouldn't come out right but I sucked it up and did it anyway. I started to work on this "Ballard Slouch Hat" (for those of you who are familiar with Ravelry, it's done by Felicia Lo, owner of SweetGeorgia Yarns.) pattern and I was really pleased at how pretty it was starting to look.

I was binding of my hat and I was really disappointed with the result. It was this bunched up mess. I wasn't able to take a picture of it, but it was terrible. You couldn't even see the cute pattern and it looked more like a beanie than a slouchy hat. I had used Red Heart Super Saver yarn so I thought that maybe it came out so bad because I didn't use the yarn the pattern called for which was a silk aran blend. 

The pattern said that after knitting you could soak the hat in warm water and form it. I didn't know if it would work, but I tried it anyway and I am now pleased to present my VERY FIRST (finished) knitted project! 

Ballard Slouch Hat

TAH DAH!!!!!! YAY ME!!!!!