Knitting has become my new found joy. I have always loved to craft and create, but in the last few years have found it hard to steal large enough chunks of time to sew and scrapbook. Knitting has become the answer. I love that I can take it anywhere and that I can sneak in a row here and there, pick it up and put it down at a moments notice. And of course there is the added bonus of the warm and heartfelt creations made for those I love.I knit the hat for Hannah a while back and I don't think she has had it off since. When she saw that I had some yarn leftover she asked for a scarf. Of course I didn't have quite enough yarn, so it sat unfinished until I could get more. Well the yarn came and now she had a matching scarf. Can you guess what might be next?
Rebekah's hat was the first one I knit. You can read about that and find the pattern here. Being the avid blog reading that I am I stumbled across this pattern for a raglan sweater and just knew Rebekah had to have one. So after knitting five hats, I took the plunge and tried my hand at a sweater, a sweater with cables no less. It took a little bit of practice, a few video tutorials on line, and the help from a sweet woman we met on our hawk watch, but I finally finished it without too many handmade love spot (mistakes). Rebekah loves it and it is so toasty warm. The pattern has a cardigan version, and I think Rebekah may need one of those as well.