Knitting my Handspun!
Well, I’ve finally gotten around to knitting with her! I’m mostly making the pattern up as I go along, but it’s loosely based on the Tanjalee Hat (link’s from Ravelry), which I think is simple enough to show off the colors without getting too jumbled.
I’m even useing circular needles! Honestly, I don’t really care for them, but it didn’t sound very appealing trying to keep all of those stitches on double points. Of course, I’m not sure what I’ll do when I get towards the end and realize I don’t have size 8 US double points for closing it up. ^.^ I do love that I can try on my hat as I go, and then take ridiculous pictures in the mirror… I look rather dubious, I think. (You might also notice my hair has grown out quite a bit since last summer. I think I might try bangs, but long ones.)
Do you see how the stockinette stitches seem very slanted? I’m not sure what’s causing it, although I suspect it may be the twist in the yarn. It freaked me out at first, but I think it’s growing on me. It makes the fabric stretchier too, it seems. See? Happy, accomplished face!
Hopefully I’ll be done in another week or so, and I’ll have a finished hat to show off!