Monday, March 28, 2011

what's up

My knitting went from bad to worse.
When I very first started,
I planned to keep 
(maybe even frame!)
 my very first little square.
it's not a square.
I had anywhere from 24 to 28 stitches on my needle
at any given time.
Apparently I have a knack for 
miraculously adding stitches.
So I would decrease
- at least I think that's what I'd do -
next thing I'd know,
I'd have an extra stitch or three.
And holes.
A couple of big holes, scattered here and there.

But I'm not giving up, I casted on (cast on? cast on-ed?) again last night.
I started with 26 stitches
and, after 14 rows, I still have 26.
So far, so good.

In addition to learning to knit,
this weekend I added another skill to my 
jack-of-many-trades master-of-none repertoire.

I like learning how to do new things,
or rather - I like being able to do many different things,
but I really want to find time to sit at my sewing machine
sometime soon.
I miss creating with good ole fabric.
And the speed of creating with fabric!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

finally yarning along

Every Wednesday,
I read Ginny's post,
then I spend the next several days visiting
all the fabulous knitters and crocheters around the world
and drool.

You see, up until yesterday,
I wasn't really a 'yarner'.
Pretty much the only thing I could do with yarn
But thanks to Make it - Love it's new mini series,
am now
a knitter.
Oh yes, I knit.

well, I cast-on....
and yes, I know - they are much to big to actually use
but before running to town to purchase some,
I figured they'd be good for practicing...

Perhaps, someday, I will learn enough to be able to knit 
the booties I've been wanting to make for months.
A girl can dream, right?!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

sewing sticks

Inspired by Aunt Leila's post,
I made knitting needles!!

Best I can tell
- what with my complete ignorance of the subject -
these are a US size 10,
meaning I used a 1/4 inch dowel rod.

I din't go to all the trouble of using a nail file; 
fine sandpaper seemed to work great.
Of course 
I have no clue how real knitting needles should feel...
They only took 5 minutes total 
including rubbing them down with baby bottom grease.

When Lily saw me hot gluing the buttons on
she said, "Oh! You're making sewing sticks!
Just like the chicken in Robin Hood!"

I figure
if a chicken can knit,
surely I can learn too??