Lovely Knitted Sweaters

I’ve now finished knitting three projects! Including a lovely crochet/knitting combination summer hat. I have now learned to cast on, knit, purl, bind off, and work in the round. Pictures to come soon. But for now I wanted to highlight some knitting patterns that I love. They’re still a bit to advanced for me, but they’re the kind of patterns that I want to make someday, and inspire me to keep knitting!

Elphaba Pullover

Elphaba Pullover

 

$5 in Paris

$5 in Paris

 

Abalone

Abalone

 

Someday I will make these beautiful sweaters and cardigans! I included links to the patterns if you were interested in them. They’re not mine of course, but they deserve love!

Do you have any favorite knitting or crochet patterns? Feel free to share!

Learning to Knit

So I’m definitely an avid crocheter, but I always wanted to learn how to knit. I’ve had a pair of knitting needles sitting in my studio for awhile, still in their package, so I decided this weekend to sit down and teach myself.

At first I’m just ridiculously confused.

…but then I’m slowly getting it!

I still prefer crochet at this point, probably because knitting feels so slow to me because I’m so new at it! But my goal is to knit a pair of socks, and I won’t stop until I do! Though I think my first project will be a nice, simple dishcloth.