Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Knitting Myself Happy
My obsession all started about seven years ago when I was living with my paternal grandparents down in southern California. My Grandma Penny was on a knitting kick at the time and decided to teach me. Nearly every night we would sit and watch Lifetime movies and knit together. That's what most 20 year olds do right?
There are some things I should clarify before you get the idea that I'm some kind of expert. First of all, I can only knit scarves. Which is basically the equivalent of microwave meals in the cooking community. As in anyone with fingers and some hand eye coordination can knit if a scarf if they so desired. I also basically only use one particular type of stitch, the most basic, garter stitch.
These are a three I am currently working on and should be finished with soon. The one on the left has been in progress for two years. I finally just rediscovered it and figured out how to finish it. The middle one I started just over a week ago and will probably be done by tonight. The very last one was an experiment to see if I could use two yarns simultaneously, so far so good.
Here's a youtube video about how to make a scarf in case you want to join in my obsession or if you just want a scarf let me know, I might know where you could score one.