I get so excited over the things I see in other people's blogs that it makes me all inspired to try them too. I got all jazzed about pysanky when I saw Valerie do it. When Miriam did freezer paper printing, I had to do it too. Then last week when I saw little Bea knitting, I decided that maybe I could give knitting a try.
I created my own knitting tower and then bought a bonafide real one. It was so easy that I thought it might not be a huge leap to real knitting. At the craft store yesterday I partied! It was so fun looking at all the knitting goodies Seven skeins of yarn and three sets of knitting needles came home with me. Oh, and a book about knitting for preteens.
Upon reflection, I probably should have bought the kit made for 6 year olds. That might have been more my level. All I really want to achieve is the ability to make a tidy dish cloth and a muffler.......winter scarf. M mentioned, well, pleaded actually, that he doesn't need any vests or sweaters.
Well, I learned the knitting part pretty quickly. YouTube has some helpful videos. My problem is neatness. I have knitted and unknitted the same length of yarn innumerable times in the last 24 hours. Why I'm not getting even stitches, I am not sure. I don't mind practicing time and time again, but I wish I knew what it was that I needed to correct. I just keep making the same messy mistakes over and over again.
This is my best one so far:
Hehehehe......Does everyone's first day of knitting look like this or am I just special?
I have had fun with it none-the-less. Last night I woke up at 4:00 am to the sound of ice hitting the roof. I contemplated ice for a couple of minutes and then became wide awake as I thought, "I can go downstairs and knit!!!" So I did. I've played around with it most of the day.