As we head into cooler weather down here on the underside of the planet, I’ve cranked out my knitting again.
I started some arm warmers last year, and a week or so ago, I finally finished them and thought they’d be a perfect subject for this week’s Half-Nekkid Thursday:
I’d just like to note, that these were a complete “make-it-up-as-you-go” job, I didn’t use a pattern, and I’m really stoked with the way they came out 🙂
I originally bought the wool with the intention of only doing the arm warmers and a matching scarf, but the arm warmers didn’t take as much wool as I thought they would, and the scarf is getting really long!! So I decided to make myself a beret, using this pattern. Unfortunately, I must have had the gauge off (probably using the wrong size needles), and it finished huge!!
I ended up having to stitch up some of the ribbed band so it would actually fit on my head. I’ve decided I’m going to attempt it again, this time only casting on 110 stitches to start with, instead of 128. I certainly have more than enough wool left, I don’t know what I was thinking when I bought so much.
I’ll post more pics once I finish the second one, along with pics of the scarf once it finally gets finished 🙂
It only took me a day and a half to complete, and I certainly learnt things along the way, like how to knit with circular needles and how to make a round, how to increase stitches, how to decrease stitches by knitting two together (K2tog), and what an I-cord is and how to make one. Of course, I also learnt what all the crazy looking abbreviations mean. Yay, learning!!
You really should go have a look at the comic I posted when I first got into knitting last year *nods*