knitting and a new hobby

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guys, i have found a new hobby! prepare yourself for some serious yarn love on this blog, because i have become obsessed with knitting. to my husbands downfall, i have truly let my inner granny shine as i am even knitting on 10 minute car rides. 

my mom taught me how to crochet a few years back and while i wish it would have stuck, it just didn't. sure, i can muddle through a pattern, but i end up confused about which loop you actually stick the hook back into, i always get turned around. that coupled with left hand pinky cramping because i can't figure out how to hold the tension thread correctly is a recipe for disaster.

not being one to let a medium get the best of me, i asked my mom to teach me how to knit over this past thanksgiving. and, it makes sooooo much more sense to me. one loop and one loop only for the needle to go into. fantastic!

i brought back some of her needles with me, but they kept getting caught up in my clothes and poking my stomach. crazy! so i switched to circular needles and everything has fallen into place. first, i totally winged it and made the infinity scarf which you can see fully documented on my instagram (linwoodavenue). then i made the purple/pink hat. now, while this hat is a pretty cool, perfectly fitting winter hat, it did not turn out to be a slouch hat as i had intended. being a beginner got the best of me and i realized too late that my choice of yarn was all wrong. but, it was sooo pretty (I Love This Yarn brand from Hobby Lobby).

so, for my next hat (top left), i went to my local yarn store and they pointed me to the yarn i should have been using. i used the Parisian Slouch Hat tutorial on Ravelry for this one and it turned out perfect!

next up, i am going to try some arm warmers. you know how i LOVE a good pair of arm warmers!!! but, first i need to go buy another needle (i have bought so much stuff already). but i just taught myself the magic-loop method and it is supposed to make everything much easier.

i'll try to hold my inner granny in as much as possible on this blog, but every now and then i will pop back in with what i have made :)

love, tiffin