Hats and Scarves

When it comes to knitting, my goals are humble:  to finish a project in the same calendar year as I start it.  My skills do not range far beyond the simple baby hat and often I lose track of a project before I can finish it.  The few items (i.e. scarves) that I have managed to complete are completely unwearable (i.e. ugly), but yet I persevere because I actually like the process of knitting, even if I’m not always so happy with the results.  This year, I was determined to make winter hats and scarves for my daughters and I had the foresight to get started in early August.  A few flights to Los Angeles helped the project along and by early November, I actually had finished 2 sets, just in time for the cold.  At first, the girls were excited about the project and would constantly ask about the status of their hats and scarves.  And for the first few weeks, they were thrilled to wear them.  Until they weren’t.  Sigh.  In the meantime, I’m trying to find a good way to label them so they don’t get lost at school.  Any suggestions?

In the meantime, I’ve been lurking about on Ravelry, which is like Facebook for knitters, but actually useful and inspiring.  Of the eight or so people that read this blog, I know at least a few of you are experienced knitters – and I want to hear from you.  What are you working on at the moment?

  1. #1 by Kim on January 21, 2011 - 2:03 pm

    Can you bring knitting needles on a plane? That would be exciting! Priya’s trying to get me to make her a big quilt. I think this will be my project for the next year or so. I wonder if those iron on labels would work on some wool? Maybe loop the wool through and tie on?

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