Monday, January 23, 2012

I'm a knitwhit

I've always wanted to know how to knit yet I never learned. I just never could pick it up from reading a book. This past Christmas my niece, who just turned 11, taught me and daughter how to knit. My brother and my fiance even sat in on the lesson, and learned as well. She was such a great teacher. So patience and encouraging even when we were sort of dense in picking up the steps. Once I finished my first scarf I was determined to improve, so I tried my hand at knitting in the round and completed my first hat. Now I can't seem to put it down. My brother however is out-doing us all He has completed 3 scarves and I think he is on his 5th hat - all since the end of December. He even turned his own knitting needles and made himself a crochet hook.
I'm a really slow knitter. I can't imagine how long it would take to make a sweater or something more complicated, but I really do enjoy the simple pieces. It's become an obsession and it sure makes me feel less guilty when watching a favorite tv show. I wonder how many of you knit?


Gayle at Planet M Files said...

I love the look of knit items and enjoy knitting, but I am much better at crocheting. In knitting, if I make a mistake, I am lost! How cool that your niece taught you!

margie said...

I was knot a knitter either and then a new baby was coming, my sister was here, she is a knitter and now so am I. addicted in fact.