Finished Undulation

I did it! I completed a pattern and knitted something I can wear and be *proud* of. Here is the finished Undulation scarf in all it’s glory. Modeled by the lovely Spitha. I used up all my Noro yarn and made the scarf about 20″ longer than the pattern called for – which suits me just fine as I like my scarves longer. I love it and have been wearing it every day!

 

 

 

 

Now I’m teaching myself how to knit in the round. I found the most adorable pattern for a pumpkin baby hat but wanted to perfect my skill before attempting such a task. So…I’m knitting a dice bag for a co worker of mine. The dice bag is fairly simple and a great way to use up the stash of Acrylic yarn I bought before I discovered all-natural.  So far it’s going swimmingly and I’m especially proud of my ability to decipher knitting directions and abbreviations.

K1, Yo2, do the hokey pokey and turn your yarn around…yeah like those.

It’s getting nicer and nicer out and the sunshine makes me want to take my dog and knit in the park.  We did spend some time outside yesterday – she loves to just lay and watch the world go by.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend and  I want to welcome all the followers of my blog – I’m excited you are here and honored you chose my words to keep tabs on!  Thank you!

 

I’m a Knitter!

It’s happened. I’ve officially been bitten by the knitting bug. I’ll admit, it kind of snuck up on me.

I started out knitting little squares of acrylic yarn – working to perfect my knit and purl before I tried anything harder.  It was a good distraction for my hands, nothing more.

Then I discovered real yarn. The stuff made out of natural materials like wool and cotton. I bought a bunch of different types and colors and added to my needle collection.

I made washcloths. Knitting different patterned squares in all natural organic cotton for my little baby bean. Still not “getting” this whole knitting thing but I’m enjoying the fact that knitting on the bus keeps me from having panic attacks. It lessens my anxiety…that’s a good thing right?

Then I discovered Noro yarn. The beautiful Japanese yarn with so many colors. I bought a couple skeins. I found an easy pattern on ravelry.com to make a scarf with said Noro yarn. As I knit this scarf (called Undulation) I find myself gazing at the fabric in wonder.  I made this!  I knitted this!  I wonder what ELSE I can knit?  What other patterns (no longer another language to me) can I find to turn into gifts for friends and family?  What other skills can I learn next?  What other yarns can I buy?  What’s on sale this week?  So much yarn…so many patterns…

I didn’t know knitting could be this FUN.  And that’s the whole point, right?  FUN!