Knitting and Embroidery

Awhile back I shared that I had picked up knitting and I had this date set on the calendar to show you the things I made. Well… I have one finished hat to brag about and an almost half finished sweater.

The hat is the Beat It Beanie from Wool and the Gang and it’s the warmest hat I’ve ever owned. The sweater is the Venice Tee sweater kit from We are Knitters and it just took me awhile to get in the groove, but now I think it’s turning out pretty cute!

My big knitting plans are to finish the striped sweater in June and to finish the back of a sweater I started crocheting 2 years ago by July. Then I would love to knit a hat for Harper and some kind of little camisole for myself. I’m loving the knit loungewear I’m seeing around and would like to try it out!

I haven’t picked up my embroidery for awhile but with my recent office cleanup I got inspired to take on a couple of projects. I have one ongoing free form project I’m in the middle of and this piece in the picture is going to be a much belated gift for a friend.

What’s on your needles or in your hoop right now?

Starting Something New

I want to knit something this year! Well, I would like to knit a lot of things, but I need to start with just the one.

A few years ago I bought a couple of kits to get started and then just never got the hang of it. Yesterday I decided to dive in and make something. I know it won’t be perfect, in fact I’m really wanting to start a few things over because some stitches aren’t perfect, but I know if I finish one thing I’ll get excited about continuing and learning.

I’m starting with the Beat It Beanie from Wool and the Gang, one of the kits I bought I couple of years ago. As of this morning I’m 7 rows in! Farther along than I’ve ever gotten with a knitting project! I’m dedicating a whole post to this in hopes that it will make me stick with it and show you a finished hat in a few weeks.

Learning new things is good for us. Trying, failing, learning, trying again. These are experiences we praise when our kids do them, why not keep trying them out for ourselves?