knitting

I’m knitting!

So last year about this time, I had my aunt show me how to knit.  I tried a few rows and almost thought I might try a project.  Well, after seeing all of Amanda’s, Shannon’s, Angela’s, and Ashley’s (to name a few) knitting projects, I could no longer resist.  Plus you know, Pinterest never helps.  *wink*

Over this Christmas I had my sister-in-law show me the sock project she was working on, it then became necessary to try again!  Angela gave me some great tips and I was on my way!  I started out with a small scarf for a doll.  I was terribly slow, pretty sure I was going about it the wrong way, but I finished it.  Next up, the Honey Cowl.  I’ve seen so many people make them, they’re all amazingly pretty.  Gotta love the squish factor, you just can’t get at feel in a sewing project usually.

Well, I finished the Honey Cowl, I even loved doing the bind off (which I was really scared of).  Yes, there are mistakes, no I don’t care. I love it so much.  I wore it for over 48 hours straight, yep, even to bed.

And I already have plans for my next project!  ♥  ps my earrings are from Elizabeth Space on Etsy, Necklaces are from Alina & T and my all time favorite jewelry shop Edor

knitting

i learned how to knit

Hope you all had a great holiday and enjoyed lots of time with family and friends.  You’ll never believe it, but yes, I finally learned how to knit.  My Aunt Mary sat down with me and showed me a few of the tricks.  I learned how to cast on and made it through quite a few rows  before screwing up.  But man, it was really fun and I’m glad I got a good start.  I’m really excited to pick up a pair of needles of my own this week.

It was pretty fun learning and messing up, and of course it was really fun being corrected by my cousin’s 10 year old daughter who already knows how to knit a pretty mean scarf.

Can you believe it Shannon?  Now maybe I don’t have to drool over all these luscious knit things and can actually give them a try myself… mayyybe.  Yay!