I finally learned how to knit!
I was really inspired by all of the knitting Rebekah was posting this past week that I just sat down and tried to knit again.
This was on my goal list for 2009 and I guess this was my year because it just clicked and I finally got the hang of it. I have been working on this all week, and this is how far I am. I didn’t say I was fast at it, but hopefully I’ll get faster the more I practice.
Do you ever have those moments when the light bulb just clicks on and you finally just “get it”? That is what happened and I have been so excited ever since.
I started simple with a garter stitch dish cloth. I didn’t have a pattern but I just casted on enough stitches until I thought it looked about the right size. Dish cloths are the perfect practice project. No ones cares if they look perfect because they are just going to be used for cleaning.
I even tried to do a few purl stitches. Can you see them there in the photo? Well, hello little Purl Stitches! Aren’t they just the happiest purl stitches you have ever seen? So happy to be different amongst all these knit stitches.
I’m happy for them. They make me happy.
Now I just need to learn to bind off.
Next I’m thinking of a scarf or a hat. Any suggestions for an easy beginner pattern?
Oh and Happy Birthday to my adorable niece, Anna. She is 2 and cute as can be! (I have a full post of her birthday celebration with us on our family blog)