When you visit my blog, knowing who I am, you expect to see poetry, silliness, LOTS of talking, and...knitting?! No!!! You expect to see crocheting!...Well, not today!! ^_^ I saw a really cute slouch hat that Silke, from the blog Metamorphosis, knitted. It was done using a pattern that was given to her by Vicki, of the blog 2 Bags Full.
I thought it was so cute that I, through Silke, contacted Vicki to see if I could get the pattern. She said "No Problem!"...It's been quite a while since I actually knitted anything. About 15 or 20 years at least!! But I figured it would be just like riding a bicycle. You never forget...right?!
So, I was excited to get started. First I had to pull my knitting gear out of storage.
It's been wrapped up for quite a while!
Then I had to get the right size knitting needles out...
Then I had to go into the recesses of my mind and remember how to cast on stitches...the easy 'no-long-strings-in-the-middle-of-each-stitch' way!...Hurray! It all came back to me...after 2 or 3 tries that is. :-]
Then it was just a matter of working the pattern!
There's no 'purling' in this pattern. It's all knitting.
Row after row of knitting.......Hmmmm...
It's all coming back to me...why I no longer knit!!! LOL
Is it starting to look like a hat yet?!!!....How about when I turn it like this?!!
*sigh*.....No disrespect to Vicki or Silke, but I got so bored!! It's taking so long!!.....And my hands are so tired of holding 2 needles!!....And one needle kept sliding off the stitches. I had to keep re-putting it back on the needle....Yep! This is why I don't knit much!! It's too slow and tedious for me. My mind couldn't stay engaged!
So, you know what I did?!....LOL...I converted the pattern, or I should say I'm in the process of converting the pattern.....to a crochet pattern!! ^_^ I already did this much of it!!...
I can already see where some modifications have to be made. Like the brim band is too long...Am I terrible?! :-/ I thoroughly enjoyed doing the crochet one!!
No worries. I'm going to finish the knitted hat...while at the same time working the crocheted one...to break up the monotony! LOL ... I can see that me and my crochet hooks are going to be loyal friends from now on.
Does this happen to you?! That you go back to doing something in a way you used to do it....and then you remember why it was that you didn't do it anymore?! ^_^ I think that this hat pattern is going to solidify the reason in my head this time!! I love to CROCHET!!!! :-)
Speaking of which, my customer that received the pink fingerless glove, sent me a picture with it on!!!
She says they 'fit her hands like a glove'! ^_^ Good thing..since they are gloves!!! She also says that they're beautiful and warm! She gave me such a thrill saying that because I was worried that she'd get them and they wouldn't fit. It's tough doing custom orders without the person being right there with you...But, and I have to give her credit for this idea, she drew an outline of her hand on paper and sent that to me so I could make sure they fit!!! I followed it exactly...and it worked!!
Okay, I've got a slouch hat to finish!....*sigh* I'll think about showing it to you when it's finished. Will that be today?!...Stay tuned...I don't know either!! LOL...And guess what?...It's snowing again!!
In someone's comment yesterday I was reminded that I do have one of my poems on the walls in one of my bathrooms. It's framed and everything...but it's not in my own hand-writing. But I thought I'd share with you what all of my bathroom visitors are reading! :-))
Love Fills The Holes
Isn't it wondrous,
this life that we live,
the holes we fill up
from the love that we give?
Even the hard times
make wonders abound,
because of the memories
of times safe and sound.
The good times, they come,
they fill us, they flow
and leave behind a smile,
like the hard rain's rainbow.
So, its the love that keeps growing,
that adds wonder to life;
because no matter how peaceful,
or how full of strife,
Isn't it wondrous,
this life that we live!
Cherish it always-
for the holes it will fill.