When a friend mentioned that she enjoyed knitting I had to stop her mid sentence and was like, “wait, what?! you knit?!” I bought several “teach yourself to knit” books and some starter kits but could never figure it out myself. I am such a visual learner that I needed to watch someone do it and walk me through it. She was excited to teach me so we spent a whole Sunday together knitting and learning. I fell in love! It’s only been a week now but I know that this is going to be a long term relationship lol.
I have made several little “swatches” of different styles of stitches that I have learned. (now that she showed me the basics, I can understand a bit better what the books are talking about) Avery loves my sample swatches and seems to run off with them for her doll house. Here’s 2 that I made, though.
If you are a knitter you are probably laughing at how excited I am about such simple beginner things, but I am so proud of myself!
I even watched a YouTube video on how to make a Center Pull ball of yarn.
It seems that yard is a really fun toy for toddlers. You would think I had 2 cats running around here the way they get excited when I pull out the balls of yarn lol.
Right now I am making just a hand towel so that I can learn how to incorporate different colors and practice several stitches. Kind of a “hodge podge” project but I have to start somewhere.
My first real project will be a head band for the girls. Avery was sitting with me while looking at patterns online and she really liked this one and insisted she NEEDED a pink headband. Why not? lol I told her I needed some more practice but I would make it for her very soon.
I’ve made a new board on Pinterest for knitting projects and ideas. I hope I get good enough for them!!
Looks like I am going to have to add another category to the top of this blog page, too!
Wish me luck in my adventures in Knitting!! :)