Sunday, February 17, 2013

Newest Addiction: Knitting!

Over the holidays I decided that I wanted to learn to knit. I am a long time cross-stitcher and my grandmother taught me to crochet many years ago, but I always thought that knitting was too difficult. I mean what's up with two needles?!? 

So, my mom gave me a book which included some basic tools, then I got online to some awesome websites like and

Then, of course, there was the enabling  encouragement of my Twitter friends, @AndiMN and @bakanekosan

Then, there is Ravelry - it goes on and on and on - not to mention all the pretty, pretty yarns....*SIGH*

But I ramble - so here is my first completed project - Handwarmers.

I finished these this morning, just in time for a little cold weather (it was 37F this morning). Hopefully, I'll get to wear them tomorrow.

Here is a link to the pattern, Emerald Green Handwarmers. These have 24 rows of stockinette, rather than 12, before starting the Double Moss pattern.

I used Plymouth Yarns Gina, 03, from Jimmy Beans Wool.