I've started a hat for Mister. I go from knitting preschool to a middle school project - knitting in the round! So far it is going really well. I'm using a very very basic easy project to begin with - Knit Picks Easy Peasy Knit Hat which is also demonstrated on YouTube here. So far It is looking like a smooshy circle - I knit on.
Meanwhile, I've been crocheting up a storm. I've finished more shawls, scarves, a baby blanket, a baby hat and even my first cardigan. Right now I have two projects on the hook - a scarf/wrap call Clapochet based on a knitted version Clapotis. Both are free patterns.
This will be my second and third Clapochet. One is in a very dream brown tone with silver thread - Dream in Color - Starry yarn and the other in Cascade Alpaca Lace painted yarn. I've never worked with Dream in Color yarn, but I'm hooked. This wrap is a commission for a friend. She allowed me to pick the pattern and yarn color and I really hope she is pleased. It will be a very dreamy wrap. One thing I really like about this pattern is that it is not a one trick pony. Need a scarf? Great. Need a wrap - good to go!
Here is my first execution of this pattern:
After I complete the Dream in Color Clapochet and Mister's hat I already have my eye on my first knitted shawl: LaLa's Simple Shawl. I'm going to attempt this shawl by changing the yarn to a very delicate Dream in Color Baby. It is a lace weight/really light fingering yarn. I've chosen Cloud Jungle. I've looked at it seem that folks have changed the needle size from 10 to a 6. I'm going to try 8 and if not I'll go down. We'll see.
It is very exciting to be able to crochet and knit!