Friday, September 3, 2010

Adventures in Knitting!

Well, I've gone and done it. I swore I was going to learn to knit one of these days and sure enough, I did! I checked out a couple of youtube videos, decided continental style suited this crocheter just fine and off I went. No kidding, by the next day I had made my first hat. Of course I knit it flat...circular needles and those double-pointed torture sticks are waaaay beyond me, at least for now. Anyway, thought I would share some pics with you of my first attempts. Please keep the laughter to a minimum. Or a maximum, who cares? It's not like I can hear you from here. :)
This is my first attempt. It's so bad, it's not even worthy of a mannequin shot...

Here is my second attempt. This time with ww yarn and size 11 needles. Umm I didn't realize that would be like using an N hook with fishing wire. Yikes! It's super loose and don't you just love that LARGE hole in the front where I obviously dropped a stitch. Yep. Pretty.

Here is my third attempt. It's actually pretty good. Even the seam in the back is decent. This time I used size 8 needles and the tension was much better. I would even wear this in public.


  1. you are my inspiration for knitting!!!! I too have been meaning to pick up my knitting now I will go and do just that!

  2. I've been knitting for a few years, but have always done the 'throw' method with the yarn in my right hand. I just recently tried to do continental, but for some reason, after years of crochet, that index finger just wants to stick up in the air and not down near the needle where I can 'pick' the yarn! So frustrating! I think I'm going to have to stay a 'thrower.' So congrats on making it work for you!!