Thursday, July 19, 2012

Knitting Challenge :: A Lace Hat

 I was ready for a knitting challenge this week! I have kinda been sticking to only what I know lately and not really trying to learn new things, that's no good! So, I cast on a lace hat. Oh my! I have spent almost as much time un-knitting as I have knitting, but I think I am finally past my learning curve.
I hope Maddie loves this hat when I'm done! Ha! I think that this has given me the courage to go for one of those pretty lace yoke cardigans. You know the ones that have the leaf shapes coming down from the neckline? Ahhh....I've been admiring those since I started knitting, and now I know that I could do it! Have you come across a good pattern for one? If so PLEASE link me up!  I think Claire needs one for the fall. :) If you are interested in this free pattern, or the yarn I've used, you can check that out HERE. xo, Sam

4 comments:

Melissa said...

It's the thought of unknitting that keeps me from projects like this=p I'm glad you went for it. It looks great=)

trins_mama02 said...

Good for you for taking the challenge. My first lace project was knitting pure and simple # 288 shrug pattern for my 1 year old, it came out so cute and was not as hard as I thought it would be. Although I did have to frog it quite a bit. Now I am working on a lace cardigan for myself. It is the lady february sweater, and this time around I have only had to frog once. My new learning project is a fair isle hat for my 3 year old for winter. I am amazed when I make myself think something will be hard and it turns out easy.

Sarah said...

This is a nice sweater called Autumn Leaves.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/autumn-leaves-8

Sandy Leigh said...

What a cute hat in a gorgeous color--a matching scarf would be perfect! Good for you for trying new things. It is so easy just to stick with what we know...but no matter what our age, we should all keep learning.