I’m On My Way…
To becoming the world’s best knitter. I went to knitting class last night. I stopped by JoAnn’s Fabrics on the way home (you have NO idea how frickin happy I am we FINALLY got a JoAnn’s! Love that place!) and picked out some yarn. I wanted something soft and bright… and chunky. Mom helped me pick out a pattern – we decided that a scarf would be a good first project because it would move pretty fast. And then she started casting me on. I have no idea how to do this because the lady moves so fast with needles. She never moves this fast with other things.
And after 3 hours and 3 televisions shows, I know how to do it. Don’t get me wrong, I screwed up a lot. Mom helped me a lot. But like Bev says, “it’s an heirloom, who cares if you miss a stitch here or there.” And since my scarf has ribbing, not only do I know how to knit but I know how to purl. How ’bout them apples.
This is what I’ve done so far. I’m very pleased with it.
If you got something negative to say about my first stab, take your remarks somewhere else. I took the day off work to be happy – if I wanted somebody to tell me what I could have done better, I’d had gone to work.
I do really like it so far. It’s so soft and cushy. I really like Mom’s needles. They are multi-colored bamboo sticks and are slick and pretty and fit in my hands so nicely after I knew what I was doing. I did have a big hiccup at the beginning – I should have purled when I knitted and should have knitted when I purled. But Bev said she’d help me make the same mistake on the other end so that it looks like it was on purpose. Now that you know that it might be a waste of time. I just don’t know when to shut up.
Since I went to JoAnn’s, I stopped next door to the “paint your own pottery” pottery place to pick up my plate I painted. I like it too. Firing it made all the difference. The pencil lines are gone. It’s all shiny and smooth. I’ll probably use it tomorrow for the hubs’s party.
And that’s all she wrote. I need to get my rear in gear because I took today off work to do work around the house. And get my hair cut because I haven’t done it in like four months and I’m starting to look like a shaggy dog. More tomorrow since I’m trying NaBloPoMo on for size. Enjoy the sunshine [if ya got it].