Hey look, I am knitting! I have attempted this pattern 3 times in the past, so yes, this is number 4. I was told years ago it would be a good beginner pattern. Unfortunately said person had woefully underestimated how much I suck at knitting...
However, I have now mastered, thanks to my friends on You Tube, the Longtail Cast-0n method, how to knit in the round, the Magic Loop Method and last but not least, the Continental knitting method. The later was suggested by Tania who triple dared me to give it a go. Being the slightly competitive type that I am, the triple dare was all I needed to give it another go...
Well, I also needed yarn and proper circular needles. I have bucket loads of yarn from here, which is very nice, but for ages I have had a yarn crush on just about everything from Pickles. I am trying hard not to contemplate the yarn miles that went into shipping me my super soft, hand dyed merino wool from Oslo, but here I have it none the less and I do indeed love it. And a new pair of bamboo needles, which I have found much preferable to my old clickity clacks.
Need to say more? Yarn from Pickles, pattern from here.
*ok now knit-y types, please don't look too close or you will see the big error of my ribbing ways
** yes, this is the second time in the last month I have linked back to Tania. Well, she is super awesome and so very good at yarn type stuff (and the rest!)