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.