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!!