Sunday, January 17, 2010

The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.

So I have something else to show you! I made this a week or two ago and I am really proud of it because it is for my niece, Brinna, who is 7 months old. I don't have a picture of her wearing it, so I had to have a model, who better to model it than my two year old son Alex, and if I do say so myself he looks really cute in pink : )



I am really in love with this one because it is my very first hat in garter stitch, actually its my first in purl and knit stitch so the entire thing is basically a first : ) For those who don't know what I am speaking of, the garter stitch is a combination of knit stitch and purl stitch. One row of knit stitch's and then one row of purl stitch's. You have to keep track of them and since this is my first I did have a lot of trouble. As you can see there are two lines where I did the wrong stitch, at first I was kinda aggravated especially after I put in two days worth of work into it, Yes it takes FOREVER to do these stitches! Loom knitters out there who know there are much more complicated stitches, have mercy on me, a beginner! (pardon the biblical reference, no comparison intended!) Anyways, back to the point, the two lines actually ended up in the perfect place, so it looks like I intended for it to be that way. (P.s anyone loom knitters that can offer advice, I will graciously accept!)

I am really in love with this hat!!!


Up close garter stitch (sideways)


The flower that I just had to add!! I love flowers, reminds me of Spring.


My adorable baby Alex modeling his cousins hat! His heads a lot bigger than hers, so by my estimate it will fit her perfectly!

Hope everyone has a great day and God bless!

This is a song that is really blessing me, I hope that it blesses you too!

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2 comments:

aidensmom said...

Oh I love it!! You did a great job. I had someone teach me when I was little to knit and she said you can either mark your pattern or write down which one you have done so you will know which one to do next. It can be very frustrating but you did a great job. By the way lol Alex looks cute in the hat. ;)My grandma would knit afghans now that was hard. Each loop had to be exact. It was a bit much for me, but she had patience.

Marilyn Jones said...

You have done a superb job! It's just beautiful. Wish I had the patience to do that!