April 14, 2010
that’s where I have been for the last week.
Have you ever seen the yarn for sale at the Dollar Tree and wondered what you could make with it? Me neither, but I thought that I needed to finally tackle this knitting thing and the price was right.
Now I must begin by saying that I have hard times following patterns. And those instructional youtube videos are completely lost on me. Knitting for me has been like a journey into a dark tunnel. I have no idea when I will get to the end and since I am not sure where I am going, it’s hard to gage my progress. So, I basically just started knitting and knitting until I ran out of yarn and tried to see how far it got me.
If you have never knitted anything before, this thing took me 7 days of what seemed like continuous knitting (I pretty sure that this was technically “purling”) although I would say that each skein took about 7-8 hours to knit through and I only had three skeins.
And this experiment was filled with slipped knots and loose loops and apparently there is a way to tie off the end but hopefully my knitter friends will give me a “A” for effort. I’m sort of the type that needs to do something once to get my head around it, so now I can attempt a real knit pattern and actually have an idea of how long it will take me.
The only suitable place for this item is outside à la knitta, please style.
Husband comes home:
husband: “What the hell is that?”
me: “Tree cozy?”
me: “Trunk warmer?”
I got nothing.
I think he was hoping I was making something for him.
Guess I better get started on that Bauhaus scarf, oh dammit, that’s crocheted.
Back to the knitting books for me. I continue to welcome any advice or guidance.