I got my knit on while vacationing. Over 4 days, I made a handbag (out of 100% cream wool), finished a tank for my daughter, started a tank for myself, and finished a two hats using patterns from Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson, available new on Amazon.com for around $12.
From Itty-Bitty Hats, I knitted the hat on the cover in navy and light blue and the stripey stocking cap on pg. 99 also in navy and light blue cotton, both for co-workers who recently had little boys. The patterns were easy and fast - perfect for a busy mom. The i-cord took forever on the cover hat (for non-knitters, that's the thing that ties at the top). That's my only complaint. I am excited to give these handmade gifts! Check out my Flickr page to see my FOs (Finished Objects) and UFOs (Unfinished Objects).
I also found a couple great knitting podcasts. My top pick is Pixie Purls. The host, Brandy, has a sweet voice and direction in her topics of discussion. She talks about kitting controversies (yes, there is major drama in the industry), her latest projects (she even spins her own yarn (fiber)!), and things she covets (new needles, etc.). I get the sense she has good taste and wouldn't knit something horribly tacky (unfortunately, not everyone in the knitting world has taste, proven by the slew of UGLY patterns out there). Check Pixie Purls out on iTunes.
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