Saturday, November 15, 2014

Knitting? Who me?

I can honestly say I am finally a knitter. This after who knows how many failed attempts over the years to "get" it. I can craft up a storm but knitting never took til now! By George! I think I got it! My reason for trying again is my love of Dr. Watson's scarf from Sherlock Holmes Game of Shadows. I bought Wool of the Andes yarn from Knitpicks and had them sitting around for over a year. When Fall began I got out my yarn and tried using Clover Takumi bamboo knitting needles instead of the metal or plastic ones. I think for me that was the breakthrough as I was always slipping off the needles before. Little by little I worked on it through October and finished it in early November.

My SO modeling my finished scarf

From there I discovered chunky and super chunky yarns! 

Also made a pair of fingerless gloves. They are a tiny bit big but I am still learning how gauge
I am learning all this from tutorials online which are great for me because I can pause and rewind if I didn't get it the first time. My next goal is learn crochet.