Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Learning to Knit ... Ugh

Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun, 1859
So last year's New Years resolution was learning to knit. With the help of books, lots of You Tube videos & practice, we did ok. My daughter did well and picked it right up. While I enjoyed it, I was ready for my crochet hook by the time all was said and done. I still want to learn more, but I want to take a class so I can watch someone do it. Books are hard for me. I'm a hands on learner, which is always inconvenient as you have to wait for a patient teacher who has time to deal with you to come along and save the day.

This is "photo essay" of our first knitting adventure. Wow! Using the words "photo essay" makes you feel so smart and artistic. LOL

Getting started...

I loved this picture because my dog's nose is trying to get me to pay attention to her while I'm trying so hard to concentrate! Geeze! Someone always wants mama...give me a break!

She is a natural! She loved it, which made me very happy. She needed a craft outside of what her mother loves, to call her own.


Had to take a mental break....scream....add a fake eye ball impalement for dramatic effect

LOOK! We invented something. A toe blanky. We're going to make a million $$$'s off this pattern some day. LOL For realz!

I surrender. Give me my crochet hook!

Look at her go! She's a genius. I love this kid!

If you want to teach yourself to knit, there are some great books out there, but we learned the most from You Tube videos. I hope to eventually move on to hats and socks.

Be blessed! Choose Joy! Love you all!


Beth Hudson said...

Next time I'm in Tampa, we can get together and I'll let you watch me knit!
Also, noticed the flowery couch fabric in one photo. Curious about it. We used to have a couch that look very similar. I always loved that fabric.

Diana said...

Don't give up on knitting. It looks like you're off to a good start. Your daughter probably loves that it comes naturally to her. Have you tried Tunisian crochet? I watched a video on you tube and fell in love with Tunisian crochet, although I haven't made much, just played around with it. I think one of the best videos was by I Knit With Cat Fur or something similar to that.

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