I have been having such fun with the knitting needles! I have learned to knit, purl, basic bind off, 1×1 ribbing, ribbed bind off, M1A increase, and K2tog decrease. After just two swatches, I felt ready to try an actual project. I chose the Easy Knitted Booties on the Bundles of Love website. It was a fun, quick pattern and who doesn’t love little baby booties? Here they are:
Aren’t they sweet? I think I am going to embroider little flowers on the toes. Then I will donate them. After I finished the booties, I started working on a headband pattern that Isela wrote for the very cool Keepsake Loom. I don’t have the Keepsake Loom yet so I converted the pattern for needle knitting. I’m still getting a feel for how much yarn needle knitting projects will need (ask me about a crochet project and I can easily estimate amount of yarn needed for a project) and I soon found I didn’t have enough to make a headband. I made good use of the knitting time and materials by making the project into a bangle for my little gal.
She loved it! She kept putting it on and saying “pretty!” I love making things for my kids. Even simple projects still impress them 🙂 Have a great night!