I was able to make some progress with my stitches. I found out that I’ve been looking at this all wrong the entire time. That said I now understand this knit one, purl one business.
…and for anyone that didn’t know this, the following abismal looking stitch is called the stockinette stitch. One side knit the other side purl
I’ve decided in my desire to learn how to knit that my approach will change from my usual learning technique. That is I will be using a book that I purchased eons ago and go through each pattern/stitch type and practice them all. There is a lot, but I think it’s the right move for me. More pictures of that to come. I’ll probably have some real doosies too, so be on the look out if not for a laugh.
When I was a younger my grandmother taught me how to knit. It wasn’t something that I kept up with unregrettably as I’ve decided that it’s something that I want to get into again. So far not so great.
when knitting goes horribly wrong
This does not mean that I am deterred. It just means that I have lots of practicing to do. Boy do I mean a lot.
So watching this space because I do plan to conquer this! If I can crochet I figure I can learn this (along with the sewing I’m teaching myself too).
Another pattern that I picked up from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocheted-pumpkin-pincushion
This is an extremely easy pincushion and lovely little pumpkin to crochet together. I made this particular one for my husband and will be making another for one of my nieces. I have other color yarn that I plan to use for a couple that I plan to use for decorations for work. The ones that I am making for myself are more rustic.
I want to make a turkey next to gear up for Thanksgiving and am on the look out for a pattern that I like. I’ve been searching around Ravelry as well as Craftsy and have seen a couple that peek my interest. Ideally I like a free pattern because I can at least read it immediately to determine if I think I can do it. I will of course pay for a pattern also, if I think it’s something that I am looking for.
Well I am off to make another pumpkin and somewhere in there I am going to squeeze in some yoga.
This is a baby blanket that I made some time ago and am finally able to show the pictures since I finally uploaded the pictures to my computer. The pattern came from Bernat http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=178
Although I have yet to get the ribbon, this is the 98% final product (can I really call it that). This was a record breaking project for me. I thought for sure that it would take a lot longer, but thank goodness it didn’t.
I picked up the project from: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crocodile-stitch-baby-blanket. I was feeling adventurous when I picked out the pattern and was expecting to get greatly frustrated with it. Then I remembered that YouTube was a great resource for learning and looked up the stitch. Next thing I know I am a month on and finished. I can’t believe how much quicker I am getting. It’s a true testament to patience and learning.
Because it’s not enough that I spent a pretty penny last weekend at Joann Fabric, I was back again today buying even more yarn because I want to make pumpkins. Here are a couple of shots of my purchases.
The lower batch are from the Vanna White Lion Brand line and the top ones Red Heart Super Saver. Hopefully I can get started tomorrow and will post some pics.
I’m so close to finishing off the baby blanket I’ve been working on over the last month. I wish I had worked on it a little more consistently to see how long it really would have taken me. The final touch is a ribbon around the edge.
I have to say, I’m more than pleased with its outcome.
More pictures on this to come. Including how it all began, some progress shots, mainly histogram pics. Then, finally the finished product.
While I despise that we have to celebrate next week, in the middle of the week. I am looking forward to it.
I’m down to the last row and then the border.
Looks like a pile right now. Better pictures to come.
Another pillowcase made. This one for my husband. I need to work on the flange as that piece just doesn’t seem to line up ever.
This is me in the midst of working on the project. I just love this picture so of course had to share.