Monday, November 5, 2007

Knit picky...


Yes, knitting. I know, I know - how many hobbies? So, knitting. I have watched Shawn knit away with enthusiasm and create some really beautiful things so far. My fondness of fibers and my creative bug got the best of me. I needed to know how. I have knit once before for like 3 or 4 weeks straight about 3 years ago to make Christmas scarfs for my sisters, girlfriends, and cousins. Grandma taught me - I used fuzzy yarn, size 17 needles, never learned to purl and have completely forgotten how to cast on. I was seriously under educated in the area. Then I all together quit before I really got started. Sounds like me, doesn't it?




In preparation for future endeavors I felt it was time again to learn to knit and I have the ultimate teacher right at my fingertips (not that Grandma wasn't wonderful - I just didn't listen). So, yesterday in my totally sleep deprived state (I worked that extra hour in the ER while you all got to sleep the other night) Shawn taught me to knit - again - and cast on and purl too! I was so tired. By the end of our day at the Dennis' I had tunnel vision and all I could see was the knitting right in front of me. I feared that I would forget the entire lesson after a good night's sleep. But I woke up this morning and I still had the right moves. Shwew.


I decided to start small - totally out of character for me, I realize. But I needed a project I could actually finish for my first time back. So here we go with another scarf. I will be moving on to trickier things soon, I can tell already. I am really fascinated by the idea of socks - or slippers. I do hate cold feet. Perhaps I will knit a cap for my baldy hubby - you have to do that on a round or loop (I think that's what it's called). More lessons are in my near future. A knitter is born - again.



Knitting is slow going, definitely, and to feed my instant gratification mentality I did have to work on some quicker projects. I did some more whipping up and all I need on this baby is the batting and backing. Finished project to be posted on later... The rumpled up white is the backing. Now I have to iron, pin, straighten - boring stuff. This might take a while. Then again, the scarf will take longer. Daisy quilt, here I come.

3 comments:

jenny k said...

Daisy quilt is so cute!! ...and I love my fuzzy scarf - though it hasn't been cold enough yet to even think about wearing a scarves this season.

Sarah M said...

you are too kind. fuzzy scarfs were fun. i am looking into fun yarn.

Sarah S said...

no knitting for me... JJ's tried to teach me three times... but the lessons never seem to take...