I’m a little late reporting on the knitting I completed in March (since it’s almost time for April’s projects), but here are my completions.
I spent a lot of time struggling with a personal project – knitting two pair of socks from the toe up and knitting both socks at once on circular needles. I bought a wonderful video tutorial from Knit Freedom (www.knitfreedom.com) but had a difficult time, mostly because I didn’t switch yarn at the right time and had to unravel many, many times. I thought it would be better if I tried a pair of slipper sox in heavier yarn with bigger needles and as I made mistakes and corrected them, would continue on to a pair in light fingering sox yarn and would do a much better job on them. That didn’t necessarily happen, but I did get both pairs of socks completed. They’re far from perfect but wearable and comfortable.
As a future family member gift, I made a scarf of soft sport weight yarn in a pretty shade of pink. This started out as a washcloth and since it was going well and was the right width, I just kept going, adding a section of plain knitting in the center. I like this scarf very much.
For Easter, I made each of my daughters a tiny basket that would hold one Cadbury egg.
For charity knitting, I tried an easy mitten pattern link (Basic cuff-up mittens on Ravelry.com) and made one pair for Scarf It Up, a group that supplies scarves, hats and mittens to the homeless in northern Kentucky, and the silver/tangerine pair for the Arkansas Special Olympics.
And, of course, more nests for the Wildlife Rescue group (https://www.facebook.com/wildliferescuenests/). I always have one of these going on a spare set of needles.
I’m still enjoying my newfound hobby, although I get discouraged at times with my lack of progress. An old dog can learn new tricks but it’s a much slower process than it would be for a young dog.