Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I am having a love affair with yarn. I can not put it down.

It is giving peace during some crazy (but fun) moments.

I love how you can work with it a little bit at a time, and set it back down. You can take it in the car, to the library, in the front yard while watching the kids play.
I have been knitting for a few months now and I don't have much to show for it. I finally figured out why.
I start on a simple scarf so I can get the rhythm going, so the needles don't feel so awkward to me. Something a beginner should probably do, right? I get the hang of it, and decide I want to do something else, something more difficult, I look at a pattern and go cross eyed. I can't even read them yet.

I talked to Rachel yesterday and she set me straight on the knitting thing. A scarf, yes, then maybe a hat, then maybe a very easy baby sweater.
I guess I have to let myself learn more, so I can do more.

So, it is not a cable knit sweater to my knees, but it is progress, and I love it!


Fran said...

I made a lot of scarves, even for people who didn't want one.....

a friend to knit with said...

oh, it looks fantastic!!! love seeing those little ones combined with your knitting! :)

oh, i guess Rachel is right. i know you could knit a sweater, if you could understand the pattern. that truly is the hardest part. i was lucky always to have my mother near to walk me through it. because really, it is just knitting and purling, and i see you have mastered that! :)

Melissa said...

I HAVE to learn to knit. That is gorgeous! Great job!!!

Heather said...

I love the color of that scarf! I never progressed in my knitting past baby sweaters simply for that reason that I got bored of my projects and wanted to do something else. Way too much yarn to love and patterns to die for! Can't waste it on big people stuff!

beki said...

I'm about at the same point in knitting as you are - I just finished my second scarf the other night. Now that it's time to look for a new project I want to jump in on something more difficult, but I know that I need to stick to scarves for a while.

Kate said...

Great scarf - I love that colour!

Claremont First Ward said...

Looks great, and the color is fanatastic.

Jenny said...

Hey there - your stockinette stitch scarf looks great! However, in this post you mention cables and as a novice knitter I've found that they are so stinkin' easy! I didn't think they were but I checked out the helpful videos on this site: www.knittinghelp.com. And I got an easy pattern (yet another scarf) from the book, Cables Untangled by Melissa Leapman. You can check out a picture of my scarf at: http://onthecreativepath.blogspot.com/2007/10/pressing-on.html

Love your blog and good luck!

Jenny said...

Whoops - here's the scarf path: