March 6, 2014

Learning How to Knit - Even When You are Clueless

I wanted to share with all of you how I recently learned to knit and how easy it was.



Recently I decided I wanted to take up knitting. I told my mom I was thinking of signing up for a knitting class at my local craft store. She told me that I didn't need a class because it's super easy and that she would show me how. She got me a pair of needles and two balls of yarn and she came for an overnight visit. As we sat on the sofa and she attempted to show me how "easy" it was... We discovered that she wasn't a very good teacher (sorry mom).  We found ourselves busting up laughing.... Laughing so hard we were crying. You know the kind of laughing and giggles that you just can't stop. The fact was, that although she used to knit all of the time, she hadn't done it in a very long time and she had completely forgotten the basics... including casting on (which is kinda vital, if you don't want your project to fall apart)... Which hers did.  

After a ton of laughing I did a quick internet search on "How to Knit" and I found a wonderful tutorial video on YouTube that quickly showed us how to knit.

I am in the process of making a beautiful teal infinity scarf, which is currently about the size of a pot holder... lol.  It is a bit longer than it was when I took the picture that I posted above.  I don't work on it for long periods of time, I just do a few rows each night while I'm winding down with television.  I am beginning to see how beautiful the scarf will be.  

I learned how to knit from a video that Chandi (love her name) from Expression Fiber Arts posted on YouTube.  I don't know her personally, but her video was a huge help... and she is very sweet. If you would like to learn the basics of knitting here is the link to her YouTube video that taught me (and refreshed my mother) on the basics of how to knit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONVQCK_-rKc


Until next time,
Happy decorating!
Diana

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