I've been wanting to learn how to knit for 3 years. I took a class in person at a local yarn shop and in looking back figured they really just wanted to sell yarn. I got the best beginner's class on sale at Craftsy.com. She knitted in the Continental method and I kept adding a stitch at the end of each row.
I then learned that if I used contrasting needles to yarn color and use bigger chunky yarn and needes I would be able to see my mistakes.
So here I go to Michaels to get chunky yarn and chunky needles. This I did last night and DID find how I was counting wrong on each row.
I cast on 20 stitches. Casting is fun to me. Then I'm just knitting every row to get this stitch down pat and then another project will purl, another to put the two together.
This scarf is in lambswool yarn and very soft, at the same time, very masculine with the colors.
Mr. Darcy's birthday is coming up soon and it's for him. He already knows it as he watched me last night.
I love the flecks of green in this brown scarf. With the aide of a book on knitting and answers to correct mistakes I am learning!!!! AND I stitched up until bedtime of which I almost fell over asleep as it has an hypnotic quality about the repetitive process.
I finally learned that the English method was best for me.
Isn't it great that learning is a lifetime process?
I figure knitting a piece is functional and learning. Learning to fix mistakes. These are mistakes we can fix and that makes it all the better in a world of mistakes we cannot fix.
I hope you are enjoying your day and know that in 1 week Christmas is here!!!
I have a few packages to wrap. This year due to the economy, is slim fittings but the spirit of Christmas will remain with me forever.
The tree is up, a small slender 7 foot. I'll show you pics later. I got it for little of nothing at a local store and had been looking for a very narrow tree, frazier fur for a long time. I did a happy dance in the store when I saw the slim 7 footer and the low price.
More pics to come as it's prettiest at night.
Hands to work,