August 20, 2011
Not a Knitter!
A while back, a friend wanted to trade crafty skills. I taught her the basics of crocheting, and she returned the favor by giving me a few pointers in knitting. After tinkering with this new craft for a few weeks and heavily consulting this very useful website: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit, I've got the basics down. ......and I decided I don't like it! There's not many crafts out there I don't enjoy, but knitting is on that list, I hate to say. It's not unbearable, but it's rather annoying, having learned crochet first. Knitting jsut seems so slow, tedious, and fickle. Projects take entirely too long to grow and finish. It's very easy to make mistakes (where did that stitch go???), and frogging back to repair a mistake or add in a forgotten stitch is a headache. I decided I have to knit something, just to say and prove that I can do it. But I'm looking forward to being done with it! I settled on this pattern from ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/december-is-for-stephanie, and I'm using Red Heart Super Savers yarn in Real Teal. Love the color, even though it'll be fairly scratchy for a scarf. Not sure what else to make with the yarn, and at least the color will make me a little happier while I create my one-and-only knit project.