I've been working insanely horrible hours lately, and that's why my posting has been even more "periodic" than usual, but I do have a whole bunch of finished and near-finished projects that I hope to share with you all very soon. Today I'm showing off a real, completed, knitted garment! I took a short class recently that introduced me to dpns, and despite my total fear of so many pointy objects in such a small space, I managed to get the hang of it!
Here's the quick hat we made (as modeled by my ever tolerant husband!), knitted in Lamb's Pride Bulky on 10 1/2 dpns.
There's something incredibly pleasing about the pinwheels of decreases at the top. I guess you knitters out there are very used to these, but I just get happy looking at them!
The pattern was pretty good, although I would have made the hat longer so that it would cover the ears a bit more. But, for me, the project was really more about learning how to use the needles... maybe one day I'll actually tackle a sock!