Friday, May 13, 2011
The Bonnet Experiment.
Lately, it's been an obsession!!! I have to learn to do this!!!! ( it's # 74 on my bucket list). So after subjecting my poor daughter to all those boring garter stitch scarves ( she is the only one who feels sorry for me and graciously takes in all my projects. :-/ )
I decided to step out of the garter/stockinette stitch box and try something lacy. So, this is what I came up with. I found this little bonnet pattern in and old "learn to knit" book, and decided to brave it. The pattern is written for a 6mo. old baby, so in order to make it a bit larger to fit a 19mo. old toddler, ( I wonder who that could be?) I used larger needles. Yarn overs are really not that difficult. Of course, the lace pattern was enough of a lesson for one project. So, instead of racking my nerves trying to learn how to pick up stitches, I cheated and added a crochet picot edge. And VOILA!!!!!
Not to shabby huh????