Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Knitting around the world...

No- that picture is NOT of leftover Chinese food. It is in fact, of a defeated enemy. I have conquered the foe. He goes by the name of Mr. Pointed Needle. Double Pointed Needle. His accomplices refer to him as DPN. And I have beaten him into submission.

Tonight, I started a Christmas present for my beau's sister. The yarn I'm using was spun by the greatest in the world (the picture is not flattering). You can find her other creations here. This particular gift was going to be a wonderful hat with ear flaps such as these (except with a pom pom on top to hide my less than honorable beginnings):

Thorpe Pattern.

However, due to the unfortunate circumstances of tired eyes and cramping hands, I think I'm going to stop the hat where I'm at and make it into a yamaka in celebration of Hanukkah. :)

(just kidding)

1 comment:

  1. Tip: DPN's come in 3 different lengths (5, 6, or 7 inches) and the shorter ones are easier to manage than the longer ones. :)

    You'll get the hang of it! Excellent progress so far. And beautiful yarn. :D