Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Being pretty low on energy after work lately, I've been watching waaay too much TV, so I decided I need a 'lap project' I can work on. With winter on its way, knitting seemed like the perfect craft to pick up. So, armed with some yarn, new needles, and a few books from the library, I gave it a try. Somehow, I was able to decipher the instructions and diagrams well enough to cast on, but now I'm stuck! I'll probably give it another shot later since I haven't explored any online resources that might help.
The two books I picked up at the library have been nice to look at, even if I can't follow their directions! One is this Debbie Bliss book, which has gorgeous pictures and projects including the scarf (aka long rectangle) I'm attempting. The other is a book written by Tracey Ullman and a yarn store owner. The projects are way above my head, but I'm enjoying their commentary. One piece of advice I read was to choose needles and yarn that you'll love to work with, and they were so right! I have a feeling (if the knitting goes at all like the casting on!) that I'll be working/attempting to knit with these supplies for a long time:)