Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pay no attention...

to the old lady face beneath cute knit hat, focus people, on the cute hat that I knit myself!

My main model Nick, wasn't having any of this hat business, so I was left to do it myself. Do you know how hard it is to photograph yourself, in the mirror, with poor overhead lighting and without showing the camera or zooming in on your nostrils? If the camera adds ten pounds, I think it all went to the bags under my eyes!

For my second knitting project, I used this book. Being the novice that I am, I had to start and restart this hat about 6 times, with extra stitches appearing each time, then consult with my expansive (not) knitting library, to finally figure out what I was doing wrong. Once I got going, I lost track of my knitting and purling, so my ribbing isn't right. Who cares? (Hands, anyone??) The ribbing is different than the body of the hat, so it works for me!

Now that I am such a wiz-bang knitterer person, it's on to socks! If I thought knitting with 2 long needles was tricky, using 4 double pointed short needles is purely athletic!

And you thought I never got any exercise!


barefoot gardener said...

Evidently my 'puter is about as smart as I am, cuz it won't show me the pics, but I am very proud of you! Good luck with the socks. Next thing you know, you'll be doing those funky toe-socks with stripes or dancing frogs or something on them.

vanessa said...

Well done on the hat, it was worth all the stress, it's lovely.
And you're being way too hard on yourself about your photograph, you don't look old or haggard, you look great in your hat.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Your hat is cute and so are you! : )

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate the helpful feedback.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments on my photo. I seriously HATE having my picture taken, even when I was younger and had the best chance of looking cute!

I might have to get a dummy (no, not you honey!) to show off future creations!

Celticspirit said...

I have three things to say.
You are definitely not an old lady cause then I'd have to be one too.
That hat is awesome! I can't believe that's only the second thing you've knitted!