January 28, 2008

Knitting and Earraches

Two of my three dish rags from yesterday. I'm on a ROLL, baby!!!
Well, I finally broke down and bought some more yarn and some circular needles to knit a felted bag and a hat. These are new conquests for me and I'm a bit intimidated. Soo...I put it off by making a butt-load more dish rags! I'm sure I'll start on on of them this week, I just know I don't have the time or presence of mind to attempt to learn something new on a weekend! Last Friday, the nice lady at knittinghelp.com taught me how to purl. She ROCKS! I'm pretty sure I'll need to know how to purl and knit in the round to complete my next projects. The rest of it...I'll just cross that bridge when I get there! For now, I have lots of cotton yarn and each dish rag looks a bit better than the last! The more confident I get with these things, the less daunting it seems to branch out a little more and learn something new.
5YO has an earrache and we will be spending the good majority of the afternoon in her pediatrician's office. That place sucks on Mondays, but that's only because every high fever and illness usually pops up in the middle of the night on a weekend. The staff is awesome and they still take their time with each and every child, so I guess it's worth it!
UGH! It's gonna be a loooooong day!

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Knittinghelp.com is who taught us to knit. We had no lessons, we only watched the videos. Also, you need to check out...

knitty.com
knitonthenet.com
knittingpatterncentral.com

You will go nowhere if you do not have these sites. You might also join up the forums at getstitchy.com to get some more support and friendship.

There is also a book that I want you to buy, it is called The Knitting Answer book. ANY question you will ever have, about how to do something, how to fix something, and about the jargon, it is in this book. You NEED this book, it is the manual for knitting. It was like $14 at my LYS (local yarn shop.)

And you know that you have us awesome net knitters to help you too.