Thursday, December 21, 2006

Got {kn}it!

I think I've finally figured out knitting. I got some suggestions on how to hold the yarn (just like I do in easy is that?!?) and I've been watching Knitty Gritty on HGTV. This is my attempt at a little checkerboard with some Magic Stripes yarn. Nice, huh?

But, I'm going to frog it (rrrip-it, rrrrip-it, rrrrip-it out) because the edges aren't clean and it's really tight at the beginning. And I think I'm not going to try this crazy pattern as a first timer (I already tried a popcorn which was fun, but it wasn't looking so hot). I'm getting really good at the knit stitch, so I might just do a garter stitch scarf (that's knitting every row; something about the purl stitch slows me down).

Now I need to figure out how to keep my hands from cramping when I'm doing this...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you go to the Hancock Fabrics web site, and look under the free projects, you can find a pattern for a dish cloth. It is under the 2005 Trunk Show listing. It is 2 rows of knit, then 2 rows of k1p1. It is pretty simple. I altered the pattern slightly, and use it to make baby blankets. You will need cotton yarn for dish cloths.
Pitter Patter's mother-in-law.