Monday, 21 May 2012

Beanie Success

Look!!!  I knitted my first ever beanie!






It had mistakes near the top.  The rib went wrong when I started decreasing, but it worked.  It's still a beanie to keep a head warm.  The kids loved it.  Buddy Boy and Belle both wanted it but I knitted it for Belle so Buddy Boy will have to wait his turn.

Belle wanted to take it for show and tell this morning!  How cute is that!

9 comments:

purplepear said...

What a beautiful beanie and your daughter looks so proud of it. Such a wonderful thing that she feels so grateful that she wants to take it for show and tell. Love it!

farmer_liz said...

looks good! I'm still stuck on scarves, will have to build up to a beanie soon. I only knit in winter, so just a few months to practice and then put it all away when it gets hot, but still a very useful skill to have.

Busy mum of 3 said...

Good on you, what a sense of accomplishment!

Evi said...

woohoo!!! Hey you and me both!! I was so excited to have knitted my first one....but my second is still waiting to be started! Oh well.....
You did a really neat job, I thought.

Kim said...

Is there a good site that tells you how to knit a beanie for dummies? I would really like to try knitting my own beanie now.

Christine said...

It's beautiful! Really, truly!! I don't blame her for taking it for show and tell. She looks as snug as a bug as a rug in it!! :)

Linda said...

I know Kate. What a sweetie to be so appreciative!

Hi Farmer Liz, I'm loving learning how to knit. I reckon you just need to throw yourself into the deep end with the beanie! Look forward to seeing it!

Busy Mum, thank you. I felt pretty clever.

Hi there Evi, I am surprised! I thought you had been knitting for ages and could knit anything! Your beanie was so cute!

Hi Kim, I'm not sure. I bought a pattern booklet with some really good basic family patterns. I think I will try most of them. I've found the knitting shops are happy to advise beginners. Good luck.

Thanks Christine! I hope it starts a knitting craze at school. I always go early and knit while I wait for the kids. Who knows, the other Mum's might start knitting too!

Astra said...

that looks fabulous - well done! I hope one day i can make beanies!

Linda said...

Thanks Astra. Nice to hear from you! I'm sure you could knit one. It wasn't really that hard!