I searched through my photo archives and found a few shots of me wearing my first hat.
Left: My sister, Caroline. She is special ;) Here she is wearing a scarf knit by our mom.
I am wearing this hat in almost every picture from that visit. I was really into wool that winter. Wool jackets, wool pants, wool blankets. It has been the secret to surviving the wet Pacific NW Winters!
Now when my mom and I visit, we go yarn shopping. When I am far away she sends hats for me and my son, and also beautiful yarn, fancy needles, and fun patterns. In this photo we are in Victoria after visiting The BeeHive Wool Shop and I am wearing a headband from some of my favorite yarn that we bought.
Knitting is easy, fun, and meditative, and plus you get cool stuff to wear and give your friends. If you know someone who can knit, see if they will share their skill with you. You'll never forget that first person who showed you how.
My baby wearing a hat made by his Nana.
Interweave is offering a contest for a "First Knitting Project" story. If I were to win I would choose:
1. Inktense Blocks 12/Pk
2. Wash-Away Applique Sheets
3. Back to Basics Quilt Pattern + Fabric Kit
4. Fosshape 300
5. Quilt Improv
My First Hat.