Learning to knit has been on my “bucket list” for quite some time. Years actually. Well, I finally have started down the road — I say “started” since learning to knit is a continuing process. A wonderful friend of mine taught me to cast on while we sat in swim lessons one day, and after teaching me a second time, I think I finally figured it out. Here is my first completed project! The Family Favorite Hat from a local yarn shop, Halcyon Yarn, where I also bought the Cascade Magnum yarn that I used. The boys were with me, and they picked out the colors for our favorite team – Go Blue! (If you are ever in midcoast Maine, definitely check out Halcyon, it’s a gorgeous shop.) Ravelry link to J’s hat.
I have already started on a second hat for K, in opposite colors (Ravelry link). The two skeins of yarn that I bought should be enough to make three hats according to the lady at the yarn shop. I felt confident enough that I even learned to cast on using a different method from some You Tube videos! Thank goodness for You Tube videos! (I used this one and this one.) Here’s the start of hat number two.
I already have in my mind what I want to do for a third project. A cowl using some Noro Silk Garden.
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