Saturday, January 19, 2008
I can't believe I'm knitting!
... Maybe because... I'm not knitting! Just kidding. I had a fun time learning to knit with Chelsey and Jenna of The Cozy Corset Cuff, and Karen of Unblinking Eye. Caroline was our kind and patient teacher.
I really liked learning it, even though it was challenging. I can see where you could just get going and knit for hours, especially in the cozy indoors in the winter, chatting with friends and sipping coffee!
I was so proud when I mastered "casting on," and then I learned that that's only one of the many steps! Oh, well!
Surprisingly, I was the only person who wanted to save their first knitting product. It's more of an abstract design, but maybe this will catch on!
I picked up the book When Bad Things Happen To Good Knitters at the library, figuring that the least I could do until our next session is to read up a bit on it.
I can't wait to knit a scarf! Stay tuned!
Here is Unblinking Eye's Blue Agate Stained Glass Panel, which I love...
And here is the Cozy Corset Cuff in Chocolate Blueberry Swirl--this is the cozy I have, and I love how it keeps my hands warm but not burning-hot when drinking coffee. I think I'm going to order a custom one in the Hansel and Gretel fabric they have at CraftyPlanet.