four hats are better than one

Back when I first started knitting, I knit one project at a time.

Today I have no less than four hats going.  This is what happens when you learn cables, buy three knitting books, new needles, and a box of yarn arrives from Smiley’s.  Too much excitement at once leads to projects on all available round needles…and double points alike.

Two other hat are completed.  This is an improvised cable hat using six cables.

*Side note*  Getting a six-year-old to pose still for a picture is nearly impossible.  Sorry for the blur of a hat :)


Josie’s Pointed Elf Hat is from and new and very much-loved book I got for Christmas…More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  An excellent book for beginners and the seasoned knitter.

Pretend her face is clean…cute hat huh?  It was a breeze to make.  It took around 2 hours.  She is loving it too.  She doesn’t love many things either.  Food and this hat is all for today :)

Have a great weekend.  I’m off to knit up the other four hats.  And somehow find the motivation for everything else.

cables, cables

I have finally dove into a knitting fear– cables!  I have conquered this fear quite swiftly.  They were certainly nothing to worry about.  With needles in hand and yarn in tote…more presents are sure to be bound off soon :)