I had a bit of a blogger crush on Clare from Green Valley Crafts' '52 things I made posts' and I wanted to do something similar (don't worry, I asked her first and she was lovely and happy for me to 'pinch' her idea). If I'm being honest with myself (it happens occasionally) then I have to admit that something handmade and awesome (and not something I've made 300 times already) every week is a big challenge. With my current kid/work/blog/house/life balance I would get overwhelmed, slack and behind on posts, then beat myself up on being overwhelmed, slack and behind on posts. I thought perhaps just once a month would work but I think I need to keep it more frequent to keep momentum and so I've decided on once every 2 weeks. Sometimes these things will be things I've made for my Felt or Etsy stores but hopefully not too often as I'm really keen to make things that stay in this here house instead of being shipped off around the world.
I know that it is in fact February already so I have some catching up to do. It doesn't bode well that I had this idea in my brain back before the year began and it's taken me this long to get started but let's just ignore that and get on with it shall we? Here's the first instalment. A hat that looks like a fox. Genius huh?! This was a gift for a lovely friend who just got back into town and had a birthday last week.
Erm, so this is week one and let's just pretend that I posted this on January 14 okay? Great. Ravelry deets here if anyone is interested. My knitting skills are pretty limited and this was my first try using the intarsia technique but I think it turned out fine (I'm my own worst critic). The colour changes were a bit fiddly and took a few rows to get the hang of but this hat was surprisingly quick to make up.
*Edie was pretty sure that I should keep this for her, perhaps I need to make her a smaller version. Does anyone know the best way to downsize knitting patterns? Smaller needles? Advice welcome!