I’m up early today – before anyone else in the house – knitting a simple ribbed hat. I’m feeling as though getting up early to knit this ribbing is the best thing that I could be doing right at this moment.
Even though it’s just simple ribbing – sitting here in the quiet knitting it is connecting me to the WHY. Why do I love this craft so much?
Today I love it because I can sit here in the early dawn light knitting this simple project and meditate a little bit. Soak up some quiet, get my hands moving in the dance that they love so much. Later I’ll go to yoga and get the rest of me moving, but for right now – this is enough.
Eventually, my rib-knit tube will need to be shaped, I’ll need to think about a little bit of math and maybe even cable the ribs to make a pretty crown of decreases.
But for now- it’s so simple. Knit knit – purl purl. Knit knit – purl purl.
There’s a joy in my chest.
This is one of my faves in our “One Hour Projects” series. It’s a simple lace headband that looks a bit like a crown when it’s done and blocked.
This is another tutorial video that I worked on for the Craftsy YouTube channel. It’s a simple baby hat with pom-pom. If you like, you can download the free knitting pattern.
Last time I posted about the second of our Free “Visual Patterns” on YouTube – here is the first one that we posted:
This is a take on slippers that my grandma used to make for us when we were kids. I always loved mine, so thought I’d share them with you! You can download the free pattern here: http://j.mp/150EMmw.
These fit kids from about 2 years old to about 5 years old as written – but change to using a single strand of worsted and a smaller needle (US7 / 4.5mm or so) to make them smaller. Add a few stitches in each section at cast-on to make them bigger.
I’ve made pairs for both Mazie and Olive, they LOVE theirs!
Hi Guys! We have been having so much fun over at Craftsy! I’m working with a great team on a series of one-hour projects for the Craftsy YouTube channel. Here is the second in the series:
I hope that you like it! You can download the pattern by clicking through to the Craftsy pattern shop.