Monday, March 20, 2006

More Knitting Than Crochet

I finally faced the binding off demon and kicked it's ass! My knitted wash cloth is complete and I'm very pleased with it. There were only 2 mistakes, a hole and one row that was knitted too loose, other than that not too shabby for a first timer. I started on a scarf but the yarn just wasn't working out so I've decided to crochet a scarf with it instead.

Today I'm in the mood to work on a doily. Now I just have to find a pattern that rocks my socks.

Many, many, many thanks to Deneen for sending the most awesome-est book. On Friday I discovered this book in my mailbox..................................
I cannot stress enough how great this book is for a newbie! First of all it is spiral bound, and can be made to stand up on it's own, which is great when you only have two hands! The illustrations and instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The book shows a variety of different ways to do things and the ideal situations in which to use them. The variety of projects and stitches are all newbie-friendly but not too elementary and cheesy. The models are hilarious, some looked stoned, some normal, and some look like they were just released from the mental institution! I can totally relate! HA! Seriously, this book has totally demystified the world of knitting and I actually feel like I just might be able to call myself a real knitter someday. Thanks Deneen, and I really mean it.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Courtney said...

Good for you on kicking it's ass! I have tried kiniting and just don't think it is rihgt for me yet. I love to crochet though. I have made many a things have a few pictures posted. Maybe I should get the book you got and try it from there. LOL Found you through Lucy by the way! Courtney

3/21/2006 12:58 PM  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

Good for you! Keep on needling and hookin'!

3/21/2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

I'm a newby to knitting...I'm gonna check this book out...thanks!

3/21/2006 9:33 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

yay for you for beating that demon down! that is a really fun book! woohoo for great friends in blogland :D

3/22/2006 9:37 AM  
Blogger Andi said...

Congrats! I just took up knitting this year too. I have a scarf in WIP. Cannot wait to see your knittys. Good for you!

3/22/2006 7:02 PM  
Blogger halfjackd said...

Yay! Way to go on your knitted wash cloth! I couldn't figure out binding off for the life of me when I started knitting, so go you for kickin' it's ass :D

4/12/2006 12:15 PM  

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