Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Adventures in Knitting

So, you remember those slippers I posted a picture of in my last post? Well, those are the ones I sent out for a slipper exchange. Check out these felted beauties I got in return!
I love the colors and I love that they're knit AND felted, as I haven't had much luck with felting in the past. They are very comfy, and I've worn them everyday since I got them.

Last night during Idol I finally finished the knitted hat I'd been working on! This was the first knit hat I've done in the round. In other words, it was also the first time I had to use double pointed needles for decreasing (once it got too hard to continue with circulars thats is). I felt like I was performing surgery with all the needles and everything going on at once. I wish I had snapped a picture of it. Although it had always looked intimidating to me, it wasn't so bad! Without further adieu, here's the finished product!
What do you think - Should I keep it or list it?


  1. oh my goodness! that hat is amazing Ash!

  2. Hi ash! I LOVE all your projects! I am just learning how to crochet and would love to see more patterns from you! AND I think I had a dance class with you at moorpark once! haha

  3. Oh this hat is gorgeous Ashley. I think I would have to keep the first one. So, on your other cabled hats, did you do them all on circulars? I want to knit a hat but don't have the faintest idea about circulars. Better hit up You Tube I guess. lol Again, such a beauty and I love the slippers. :-)

  4. Thanks!!
    Libby - The other cabled hats I made were actually on flat needles and seamed up the back. This was the first hat I did on circulars. It's a lot easier than you'd think! Watch a few videos and you'll be set.

  5. The hat looks fabulous. I would keep it. It would go well with your dark hair.