Sunday, January 09, 2005

knitting

I received an email from my Mom today. She's thinking of taking knitting lessons. I'm going to teach my sister-in-law how when we get together for a vacation this summer. My friend Ellie taught me how to knit several years ago and I co-founded a knitting group in my town called Stitch Sisters. It's spreading. Slowly but surely. I'm not by any means the world's fastest knitter. But I enjoy it, it's kind of like therapy. So far I have done mostly flat things, scarves, shawls blankets, hats and mittens (sew them up the side). I have, however, done a sock. I need to do another one so that they will match. Then I'm going to do a pair of socks for myself.

Right now my main knitting focus (foci??) is as follows:

1. Finish every project I currently have going (I am not going to tell you how many that is because it's a bit embarassing).
2. Not buy any more yarn until I've made significant inroads into the stash I currently own (also embarassing).
3. Knit more.

The link above gives you good instructions to get you started. You can find a whole range of projects for free at the Lionbrand site. You can also click on the link to Knitty on my sidebar...they have lots of cool articles and some fun projects.

Have fun!

2 comments:

K said...

Oh Mira, what I miss most about living in New England is how wonderful it feels to wear hand knit items! Unfortunately, as you know, here, it just doesn't seem to get cold enough to truly enjoy such a labor of love. Sure, it dips down a bit a few times a year, but knowing my great organizational skills, I'll not be able to find my beautifully hand fabricated scarf or mittens when I need them, but rather in July!

Knit that second sock and wear it for me!!

kliz03 said...

I'm new to knitting and am always on the lookout for websites to aid me. The link you had was very helpful. I wanted to pass along a video site I found that has a few basic how to videos with great tips on knitting. I'm not sure if you're interested in how to knit videos, but I found these useful when I was just starting out.