Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I did it...yayyyy!!
Thanks to the ease of the Knifty Knitter round looms, making these was easy enough for even me to do it...and I haven't a clue about knitting, crocheting, etc. I wrote more about it at WMDIN, here.
I'll have some time late tomorrow to get back here and relax a bit. Today, I'm training most of the afternoon and working all night till mid-morning, so I'm scrambling to get things together beforehand and can't do justice quite yet to the wonderful comments on the past couple of posts...thanks for bearing with me. I love my online friends (you!) and love each and every comment...thank you!
In the meantime, I still can't believe I actually made something useful with my own two hands! I'll be using any down time at work to continue making more, to get the hang of it a bit better, and experiment a little more. The temps here in Florida finally dropped into the Cold category, even if briefly, so I'd better complete a couple more while we can actually wear them :)
I hope you're having a great day! I'm off to the salt mines...


Nola @ the Alamo said...

Those caps are adorable. If you can do that, you can knit! You'll get hooked on it and have lots of stuff made before you know it!

Wrensong Farm said...

I swear I'm getting a Knifty Knitter! Those hats are beautiful! (and I know nothing of knitting, crocheting, etc. either.

amanda o said...

these are great!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Woot! Woot! Your hats look gorgeous! And the colors you chose are lovely!
Now, you just need to get yourself a straight loom so you can make afghans/blankets, potholders, sweaters, and so much more!
There's a great big knitting world ahead of you, my friend.

I don't know how to knit either, but was introduced the Knifty Knitters 2 years ago at a homeschooling convention. And I still don't know how to knit the conventional way, but don't feel pressured to learn either. lol!

I've made countless hats and scarf sets, leg warmers, pot holders, afghans, etc and it's just so much fun to see a bunch of yarn turned into something so useful...and pretty, so quickly and easily.

Whoever created the Knifty Knitters deserves my undying gratitude! lol!

Keep up your knitting, Robbyn. I can't wait to see what you make next!

My next project is making mittens, just like Angie from Children of the Corn as been making on hers.

Happy knitting,
New Mexico

Carolyn said...

Love 'em. They looks o warm and toasty!

Good job!

jayedee said...

you really made those? and you don't knit? i have to get me one of those......i want to learn to knit...but something always gets in my way. how cool would it be to actually produce something? you go girl!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Congratulations on the stunning hats; so glad you are getting cooler temps so you can enjoy wearing them. Me, I really dislike wearing hats, but I like to make them for other people.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow - those are fun! I giggled my way through your post over at WNDIN - you are FUNNY, your daughter makes a great hat model, and I love the yarn you chose..very pretty!

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

I love the colors Robbyn and plus you have a great model there!

Hats in Florida - how cold does it get?

Robbyn said...

Nola, thanks! I'm still too frightened of the hooks yet...can't decipher the instructions well enough without having a mentor on hand to get me a good jump start. But hopefully in the future!

Wren, they are so great! Honestly they are so easy. Anything I used to know about crocheting I've completely forgotten. This kit doesnt even require a needle or crochet hook...nice!

Amanda, thanks! I'm still adjusting to getting the right tension, etc, but it's fun :)

Lisa, Thanks! yes, I love the colors and want to just sit here and gaze at them. Hmmm, do I need therapy?? lol I do have my eye on a straight loom, but want to "earn" it first...want to make enough things on the round looms I already have to justify the purchase of the straight ones further down the road...I'd love to make blankets and scarves with them. Wow, you're the Kniftyknitter veteran! I admire the mittens Angie's making. I need to learn how to do that, but I think the hats are the best place for me to begin. Is there a pattern for the mittens?

Carolyn, thanks! they are :)

Jayedee, YES, it's a miracle! (well, close...) Honest, all you do is loop yarn around little pegs. Then you pull the bottom loops over the tops...that's it! When it's the length you want, you simply run a string or piece of yard through the final loops and pull it tight like a drawstring, and that's the top of the hat...and there you have it! You HAVE to try this! :)

Michelle, thanks! I havent been a big hat wearer simply because I've always lived where it's hot (as I do now), but I'm willing to give it a shot during the handful of days it dips below 60 here :)

Danni, thanks! I had to catch my daughter on the fly as she was nabbing the hats...I told her she had to pose as her "payment" lol. Wish I looked as cute without any makeup and my hair in a twist. :)

Nita, thanks! I love the colors, too. It doesnt get very cold here, but we had a few days where the lows were in the 30s. Jack has to patrol outdoors for his job and he's a hot weather person, so I know at least he'll get some use out of least a few days a year, ha! I'm mainly making these because it's something I find easy enough to actually do, and then maybe it'll progress to more useful items in the future. Plus, it's fun :)