I finally took the plunge and started to learn how to knit. My mom actually taught me when I was a kid, but I forgot and I never could quite teach myself how to do it again. I’m used to crochet and knitting always felt awkward to me. But I love the way knit stitches look for some things, so I’ve wanted to learn again.
I bought a book at hobby lobby and some straight needles. The book is called Learn to Knit Now! from Leisure Arts. It covers the very basics. I started off with this book and scheduled a one-hour lesson at my LYS, Kid Ewe Knot.
I was able to do the knit stitch a little by the time I took my lesson. Heather showed me how to knit, purl, and correct my stitches. I’m knitting English style; I throw my stitch, but I’d like to learn how to flick. I may schedule another lesson to learn that now that I’m more familiar with the stitches.
I’ve completed two projects from my book, a pair of fingerless gloves and a pair of matching legwarmers. They came out pretty nice, I think. They probably took me abut 2 – 3 weeks.
Now it is time to get back to my big project. Enough with the distractions.