I have been inspired by some new friends to get back to knitting. I’m not really a new knitter. I just have zero three dimensional thinking skills. Up until now I have only made scarves with garter stitch. That’s fine, but I wanted to branch out.
My friend, Tara from Blonde Chicken Boutique, recommended the book Stitch N Bitch: The Knitter’s Handbook by Debbie Stoller. (Tara also writes and teaches about building your Crafty Business here. She has great ideas!)
So, I started to read the book and got overwhelmed. But I decided not to give up. I grabbed some rose grey alpaca yarn and started trying to learn to Knit 1, then Purl 1 for a cute pattern I saw in the book. It looked easy enough…(thought the woman who had never purled before.)
The beginning was a disaster and my mom had to help me pull it out. Then she taught me how to purl. After some struggling I think I’m getting the hang of it. Here’s crossing my fingers I don’t screw it up again.
Are you a knitter? If not, have you ever tried to knit? Was anyone you loved when you were growing up a knitter? Leave a comment and tell us about your knitting journey or someone you love who knits.