Knitting partyPosted: November 9, 2011
If all goes as planned today, I will be continuing my knitting education. I scheduled this post just in case I don’t find the time to put one together. The small piece of the beginnings of a scarf shown above is from Sunday’s knitting lessons. Today I hope to learn how to switch colors, what to do when your stitches don’t add up correctly (because you dropped one or somehow added one too many), and other exciting world of knitting fine points.
I know most people wouldn’t consider knitting to be exciting, but I am excited to be learning how to do it. My Nana (father’s mother) used to knit. I had no interest in learning how to knit while she was alive. I was young and stupid, etc. You probably know how that goes. I still have a Christmas stocking that she knitted for me, and we use it every Christmas. My mother taught me how to crochet and that was enough for me at the time. Knitting always looked as though it would be harder to learn. The hardest part for me so far has been the awkwardness of it. I haven’t yet figured out how to hold everything comfortably enough to get into a rhythm. Every now and then, after the past two days of practice, I almost get there but don’t quite make it. I know that will come with time, lots of practice, and a little confidence.
I’ll be back tomorrow, live and in person. Have a great Wednesday!