Learning to Knit, Again
I picked up knitting again, and I love it!
We had a long drive from the west coast back to the east coast. So, I spent time in the car practicing different types of stitches, increasing, decreasing, making buttonholes, casting on and binding off. Once I started to experiment with the needles and yarn, I was amazed at how much I recalled from the few times I have asked my mom to re-teach me over the years.
I was so proud of myself when I remembered how to cast on (You have no idea what a feat that is for me!) that I sent a gleeful text message to my mom with this picture.
Once I practiced some of the stitches, I started to pick up some speed.
I’m making one of the swatches into a coin purse (probably the stockinette stitch one). I need a coin purse because my new wallet is too flat. I love it though, because I can use it like a clutch, too.
Anyway, this yarn matches the clutch quite well.
I only made small swatches of a few types of stitches, but I decided to make a cowl with a seed stitch and a cup cozy in a lacy pattern.
Unfortunately, this was the only yarn I brought with me, and we didn’t really have time to stop for other yarn. I’m going to be quite bored with it by the time I finish the two items I’m working on.
When we got home, I found some projects (all scarves) that I had started working on years ago, and never finished.
Some of them are/were very close to completion. One of them was only waiting for a bind off, which I did last night.
I think I must’ve forgotten how to bind off and decided I’d wait until my mom could show me how again. But now, due to hours and hours in the car with nothing else to do (I can’t read without getting nauseous, but for some reason I can knit. Go figure!), I’m finally confident in my ability to cast on and bind off appropriately.
I know I should probably keep practicing for a while first, but I really want to try making a cardigan. So, I’m off to get some yarn once I can decide on a pattern.
Is there anyone out there reading this who knits? Any pattern suggestions?