Monday, 9 February 2009

Knit two, purl two

I am forever saying I will one day learn to knit, and admiring Kyoko and Ms Cleavers creations always gets me. And, we have a fabulous local wool shop that I go to for thread and buttons and the like. So, at the weekend I went in there and said "Help me! Where do I start?". The very patient lady showed me some options and gave me a little tutorial on casting on, knit and purl and sent me on my merry (for I was most excited) way with my wool and needles.


I spent from 4pm until 10pm (with a small break for putting the boy to bed and eating supper) knitting, and making mistakes that I couldn't identify and unraveling all my work and then starting again not getting past three rows of 22 stitches... argh!


I got very good at casting on, and took this picture on Sunday morning to demonstrate that I could at least get this far, and set to again, and look...

...knitting!! Lovely ribbed knitting! I now have to go back into the shop to have the lady show me how to cast off. Can you guess what it is yet?

Between my furious bouts of knitting this weekend I have been painting like a woman possessed and it finally feels like our new bedroom is in sight... this is what all the fuss has been about. The carpet arrives today and will be fitted on Wednesday. Exciting stuff.

6 comments:

JuliaB said...

Well done you! I have been learning to knit this very weekend too!! And I found this helpful website, but google "learn to knit" or "how to knit" and you will find more .. http://www.learn2knit.co.uk/
Nice attic room too! xx

mscleaverchronicles said...

Welcome to the knitting world and thanks for the shout-out! I like your choice of yarn too!

Kyoko said...

I am so proud you are knitting so fabulously! Great ribbing☺ I have to be so careful not to make the stitches wobble when I rib. Gorgeous yarn you have there! I must say you have painted so well. What a wonderful room it is. Will be so exciting to see the room with new carpet! ♥

Eva said...

your knitting looks very good, nice even tension and all. i find knitting very hard and unforgiving because a mistake usually means i have to undo the fabric. still, i like it very much. it is a meditation of sorts. i am sure every benefit the "hard core" knitters claim it has is actually true.

so, it's a scarf, isn't it.

Helen said...

Looks like you made a great start with your knitting! The wool is a very pretty colour. Now you've started you may not be able to stop!

Pipany said...

Hello. First visit to your blog and I like it! Off for a look around now xx