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 KnittingHelp.com and NewStitchADay.com.

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.

4 comments:

Shangching Huitzacua said...

Yes, you can say I am an enabler... for a good hobby! ;) You are doing so well in that short amount of time you have picked up. Definitely better than me when I first started. Can't wait to see more completed projects form you!

Sandra Strait said...

Beautiful!

Shena Meadowcroft said...

Look at you!!! These are lovely ~ and way to go on the moss stitch!!! There's no going back now...will have to check out the pattern as I think I may just have the perfect yarn....

JoniB said...

Wow, girl! I've knitted for years until carpal tunnel made me quit. You are doing FANTASTIC! And yeah, I miss it so much. Do you find yourself getting peaceful and almost meditative in your mindset when you are knitting? I sure did. I think that's why I miss it so much.