I finally got time to take some snapshots of my cable hat. It is really too small for me. The brim is supposed to be folded up, but if I do that, the thing sits on the top of my head like a skullcap. Still, it is done and no disasters this time. I’m not displeased. My nephew Jack in New Hampshire is getting this one.
Since this is going to be my knitting blog, I better start with a post about my first knitting project. I will recount my path to becoming an MK (male knitter) (or is it MWK [man who knits]?) in much greater detail in future posts, but it is fair to say that I started this scarf in September and finished it in November. I’ve gotten a lot faster than that. My second scarf only took about 5 weeks, and my third is wrapping soon, probably 3-4 weeks. I made this first one on bamboo #8 needles, the yarn is Lion Brand Wool-Ease in the “wood” color. Pattern is from Knitting for Dummies. I was frustrated with how long it took me to get the item finished, but I was able to fix most of my mistakes with the help of my wonderful knitting instructor, my long-suffering wife Myrriah. Here are a couple more views of the thing… which I’ve been wearing when it actually gets cold here in the Charlotte, NC area.