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Tonid1980 02-23-2007 10:28 AM

FO - My first knitted items....
I was first introduced to knitting by my future inlaws (my boyfriends mother and grandmother) over xmas (not this past one, but hte one before that), when I expressed an interest. I was gifted the yarn and pattern to make a simple I started knitting this :

I then thought to myself : "Self, I hate this thing.. I would never wear it...I hate the colors and the thickness..." ...

So...I gave it to my cats:)...

Then, I got some yarn I actually liked, and made myself this scarf :

I loved doing it... loved my new smaller bamboo needles... but wanted to do something a little more than a I made this hat [this is the project where I discovered I knit preddy damn tight]:

I want to make another hat with that yarn, doubled, and with more stitches, so it doesnt look like my brain is gonna pop out of my skull.

Now, since I started knitting, my brother asked me to make hima Jayne hat. So I found a pattern, and knitted it last night in about 6 hours. This is the prototype. Im gonna have to knit a new one, once again, with more stitches to make it look right...I added some, but apparently not enough:)

Oh yea...this is what the other cat does when I knit... the yarn is a good pillow I guess

P.S. Can anyone tell me the proper tags to make my pictures center aligned??

elizabethrmiller 02-23-2007 10:40 AM

Great hats! I love them.

Your cat is also adorable...

rorygilmore 02-23-2007 10:45 AM

I love the Jayne hat! do you have the pattern? I would Love a Jayne for myself! I love Firefly.

Tonid1980 02-23-2007 10:54 AM


I have actually seen a few Jayne hat patterns out there...

This is the one I used...

I plan on modifying it slightly on my next jayne hat... Like doing a few more rows of reducing up top to create a smaller hole...and just running the yarn through the stitches at the end to draw it together instead of binding off and then sinching....And like I said, since I stitch tight, I need to add a few stockiniette rows to each section, including the ear flaps...and widening the ear flaps from 8 stitches to 12 ... then I think it will look like it does in the picture :)

PCwombat 02-23-2007 03:13 PM

I LOVE the Jayne hat. :) The first hat I made was one.

I also really like the colors of your other hat. What kind of yarn is it?

auburnchick 02-23-2007 03:51 PM

LOVE the FO's!!!

Birdy 02-23-2007 07:19 PM

They look great :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

My cats would like to tell your cat that they agree with the choice of pillow. And are a little envious that your cat has some knitting of its very own to lay on.

Apparently my cat would also like me to know that I must get off the computer now. That or scroll back up to your kitty...

jeanius80 02-23-2007 08:13 PM

:cheering: great FO's. i was thinking that maybe instead of adding stitches, you could go up one or two sizes with your needles to make a looser stitch :D

landolphe 02-23-2007 08:18 PM

Great hats! :cheering:

Have you been working in the round, on circular needles?


Shannon4J 02-24-2007 12:16 AM

Nice work!!! Cute cats!

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