I had my 14 year old daughter sit down next to me with her knitting and I had my knook. We cast on the same number of stitches and had a race. She was finished with her row before I was halfway done with mine. I decided I should try knitting again.
Because I hadn't knit in a long time and didn't have that much experience anyway, I asked one of the girls to remind me how to knit. I automatically held the yarn in my left hand like I do when I crochet. It was only later that I realized that most people knit holding the yarn in their right hand. That was always so awkward for me. I have come to learn that there are names for each style of knitting depending on which hand you hold your yarn in (and other methods). I consider myself to be a continental knitter (though I still don't hold the yarn exactly the way they do but, I don't hold my pencil correctly either.)
So...here's what I've made in recent days.
|me with my new coat and cowl scarf|
|closer up view of the cowl|
Prior to making the cowl scarf I attempted to make a different cowl without a pattern. Once I sewed it up it wasn't big enough to go over my head so I turned it into a hat (which I haven't taken any pictures of.) Ryan liked the hat and I had a skein of the yarn left so I thought I'd make him a matching scarf. I decided to make this one. BUT, I didn't have enough yarn to make a long scarf so I ended up turning it into this scarflette (or neck warmer). I really love it. It's soft and comfy. I didn't realize that the button wasn't all the way through when we took the picture. (It's a toggle button)
Then I turned to dishcloth making. I made this one:
I used this pattern for the "yellow dishcloth". There is a mistake in it, but it's a dishcloth....it's OK. :)
|I made this one today. I watched this video first. I love knitting on circular needles.|
It was the first time I tried that. I love this pattern and will make many more of these.
|This one is on my needles now. It's a dishcloth, knit with two strands.|
Easy peasy-- all knitting.
|I'm also working on this one(blue pattern). I really like it but, I made a mistake and it's a nightmare|
trying to rip it out and fix it so I've set it aside for a bit.
|my new 31 bag just for my knitting :)|