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Friday, October 10, 2014

Learn to Knit with me!

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It is Fall, and this means that it is the time of year when I usually take a (small) break from sewing and start doing lots of yarn/fiber-based crafts.  I can crochet decent scarves and irregularly shaped afghans, and we all know I love needle felting... but this year, I am challenging myself to finally learn how to knit.  I've tried a few times in the past, but always given up once it comes time to decode the weird language of knitting patterns.  Not this year!  I have discovered this great program of sorts through a site called Tin Can Knits.  It's called the Simple Collection, and it has easy to understand, step-by-step directions.  They have free patterns, tutorials, videos, and cheat sheets that you can print out.  My first project is the scarf above (as though I need another scarf? But whatever.) called "Wheat".  Here's how much I've gotten done so far this week:

I love this yarn color!
What I like about this whole process is that you are learning different stitches as you go, and working on them for a little while before you get something new.  I think that might really make it stick this time.  
This gorgeous hat is what sucked me back into the knitting world.  It might take a while to get to the point where I can make it, but I'm going to do it!!

1 comment:

  1. Could there be a scarf for me in the near future? I would be more than willing to pay you for it.