Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Knitting 101

A few weeks ago I took at knitting class at Jo-Ann's with my mom. It was about 2 and a half hours long. We learned how to get started, how to knit and perl, and how to bind off. I'm really enjoying it so far, but I'm just learning. I am really good at just perling. The motion is more natural to me. I also like the texture it produces:

Below is my first finished-ish project. It's a scarf, obviously. However it's about a 9 inches wide and too short. Last night I unravelled the end and started redoing it, this time, skinnier! I really like the way the yarn feels and I hated to just waste it. I couldn't think of anything else to do with it, so I started it again.

I'm not really sure why it has a big bump on the side...

I guess it would have worked for someone with an UNUSUALLY long neck!

I found the class very infomative. I had wanted to learn to knit for a while. I know there are youtube videos, but I wasn't sure how to get started or what I would even need. Even if I don't continue with it right now, I at least know how to walk into the craft store and pick out what I need to get started again. The class was $35, but they were having an open house so it was half price. That included a large bag, a pair of knitting needles, and some Vanna White yarn. I'm thinking about taking the crochet class next...
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1 comment:

AMKreations said...

Yay for you! That's one of the things I worked on this past year...self taught. I picked up a little book from target's dollar bins...How to for dummies. =) LOL...I did the knit and still have to work on purling! =) Nice to see your progress and that yarn is beautiful! =)

I think crochet is easier...but of course I've been doing that for a LONG time. =) Have fun with your classes!