The Barbara Walker project turns two….

I can hardly believe how much of my life I have spent thinking about Barbara Walker this past two years. And I am sure she doesn’t know I exist. I got all my hats out of their storage bags and did a quick sort into things from the Barbara Walker Project and the leftovers. I did the sort from memory so forgive me if one or two things are not in the correct pile. This is my dining room table with the projects I have not given away that are made from the stitches from A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, and my chair aka “the command center” as Alan is wont to call it with the leftover hats I have designed, mostly from before I started the project.

The Barbara Walker Proect story thus far:

Chapter 2. Simple Knit-Purl Combinations. 65/67 stitches used
Chapter 3. Ribbings. 27/28 stiches used
Chapter 4. Color-Change Patterns. 78/78 stitches used. DONE
Chapter 5. Slip-Stitch Patterns. 48/48 stitches used. DONE
Chapter 6. Twist Stitch Patterns. 20/24 stitches used.
Chapter 7. Fancy Texture Patterns. 20/33 stitches used.
Chapter 8. Patterns Made with Yarn Over Stitches. 6/35 stitches used.
Chapter 9. Eyelet Patterns. 13/34 stitches used.
Chapter 10. Lace. 3/105 stitches used.
Chapter 11. Cables. 24/56 stitches used.
Chapter 12. Cable-Stitch Patterns. 14/30 stitches used.

Grand total: 318/538 stitches used. That’s 60% … oh well, at least I am more than half way. The book, as you can see is not in great shape, but this is ok as I only have to take the relevant bits with me, instead of the whole book.

…and p.s. after looking at the two piles, I may start calling myself a hat designer soon.

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9 thoughts on “The Barbara Walker project turns two….

  1. NancyMac

    …going to call yourself hat designer….give your lovely, well covered head a shake woman…YOU ARE!!!! I doff my hat to you in admiration and complete awe!!! Well done and happy anniversary!

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  2. Christine

    What an amazing commitment! And such incredible progress! (You are SO CLOSE to having 4 (or 5) chapters done!) I can’t wait to see those lace and cables start to flow!!

    Reply
  3. Carole C.

    You are definitely a hat designer. Barbara Walker only supplied the stitches…you did ALL the rest. I hope you follow your dream and publish a book or two!

    Reply

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