Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm a Knitting Guru. But Not.

A week or two ago, my sister tried to teach me to knit. Was it successful? No. I mean maybe a little bit. But not very much. I thought I was a natural when I first started...but then I realized I was only casting on and wasn't even knitting yet. OOPS. Somehow the way I was knitting was way too tight. I think I need thicker needles, or something.


In my defense, it's a little hard to learn to knit when your psycho dog is laying on the ottoman, staring at you, waiting to lunge toward you and clamp his jaw down on your knitting needles.

But you know what, I'll try again someday. And when I learn, I will be making infinity scarfs all day every day. And then when I'm a professional knitting guru, I'll make this cable knit throw:

Herrschners

Can you guys knit? How long did it take you to learn?

PS: I mentioned here that I was gradually dyeing my hair back to my natural, so for those of you that wanted a pic, that was it up there!

8 comments:

Elizabeth Rolf said...

I learned to knit forever ago... but always would start things, get frustrated, and give up.
This winter I taught myself to crochet & like it a million times better! I feel like it's easier to control & fix mistakes.
But I love the way knit looks... so I'm tempted to pick it up again... very conflicted! hahahah

Elizabeth

Kylee Noelle {blog} said...

I took apart my scarf yesterday. I wasn't satisfied with the kind of stitch I chose. I started over and much happier! You will learn. We shall practice :)

Marriage from Scratch said...

Adorable!! Ky needs to teach me too :) Then we can all get together for a knitting party!!

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

I took up knitting as a child. My mother taught me. I've knitted most of my adult life in spurts depending on time, child, work constraints. But I was proud to say that as young children, my kids always had homemade scarves, hats and mitts and the occassional woolen sock to keep their toes warm in boot. Now I knot for pleasure and gifts -just finished some really cute sock for a soon to be born baby.
Hang in there, with some perserverance you can do it.

Katie said...

I'd love to crochet AND knit, but will probably have to stick with just crocheting for now. Good luck on the knitting; it's a wonderful skill to have. Especially in the winter- hats, scarves, and things. (:

Petchie said...

I have always wanted to learn how to knit too! I think it would be fun to be able to make pretty stuff!

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/

katevp-a said...

I tried to learn how to knit in high school, about 10 years ago, and it was hopeless, it was always too tight, i would make mistakes and not know what to do, but 4 years ago i decided to give it a try.
and with the help of the book "stitch and bitch" i taught meself!

you can do it!

-Kate

Ashley Urke | Domestic Fashionista said...

How fun! And what sweet photos of the two of you! I am not a knitter and have always been very intimidated by it! I honestly do not have the patience! But I would love to be able to make a beautiful blanket like that without forking out all that money!