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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Becoming a Knitter

I'm finally learning to knit!!  It's so exciting.  I've been wanting to learn for years.  I've even been carrying needles around for the last few weeks.  Then one day at my sister's house it all clicked into place.

Thank you to my 6 yr old photographer!

It's a pretty slow process, coming from crochet.  I'm sure I'll get faster with time.  I've learned to cast on and the knit stitch.  Carly (my sister) says "baby steps".  So I'll keep practicing those.

My ultimate goal (at this point anyway) is to knit my own socks.  I can't wait! 

I've also been crocheting, of course.  I don't think I'll be one of those people that totally gives up the other skill.  I've made, and am making, more of those cute cowl's I showed you in the last post.  I even made one for P.  

I'm joining in over at Small Things this week for her yarn along.  I really enjoyed it last time.  (plus it's motivating)  This week I'm reading The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima.  It's book two in the Seven Realms series.  Great series so far.  I will readily admit...I have NO desire to read any book that doesn't have castles or dragons or fairies or magic in it.  (I'm drinking out of a Harry Potter coffee mug right now for goodness sake)  I like to escape when I read.  And yes, the books I read are usually found in the teen section.  I'm okay with that. :)

If any of you knitters at the yarn along have suggestions for beginning knitters I'd love to hear them! 

Oh and I have a sewing project coming up!  One that benefits crocheters and knitters alike.  So look for that probably next week.


pinkundine said...

Good for you learning to knit - it's looking great, very neat and even :)

Knitting socks is great (and addictive), and not nearly as hard as people think before they try!

Claire said...

Looks like you have the nack for knitting as well as crochet.

And with you on the teen books with castles, dragons etc! ;)

Alisa said...

I too was a crocheter and now am addicted to knitting!! There are lots of great tutorials for socks out there.....I just learned how to do toe up socks....2 at a time on circular needles...very cool!!

jenletts said...

Congrats on learning to knit! Isn't a new skill exciting? Love that cowl by the way, the stitches look amazing in it.

ffhfarm said...

Hi Kristin, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today...its fun to hear from you! congrats on starting knitting...i'm sure you'll be knitting sox in no time.

little macaroon. said...

How exciting! I hope one day to be able to write a similar post saying that I've cracked crochet (but I haven't got a clue, knitting's still my only skill!).

mamashara said...

I have also taken up knitting in the last month, As a proficient crocheter I am finding it really slow going! and I can't work out how to fix mistakes, very frustrating, but baby steps indeed, a friend is due with a babe in our southern hemisphere winter so I am making some baby booties, at least I've got 6 months to get it right!!

Kristin said...

I have to say how much I love this little community Ginny has created. It's wonderful to have such encouragement sent from all over the world and equally wonderful to see and be inspired by what everyone else is doing. Thank you all!

bluegin6667 said...

I am the other way around love to knit - learning to crochet. Last year learned to do granny squares and a hexagons. In the last hour have been working on learning the ripple for a blanket, very very slow.
Having a break! x

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