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Save me

I sense another obsession coming on.

I wasn’t happy with the way my wrist warmer came out, so I bought a book & learned some new methods of casting-on, that would leave me with a less loopy, curvy edge.  I also learned a new stitch. (Until I bought the book, I didn’t even realize there was more than one kind of stitch to try.)  I now know what is meant by “knit one purl two” and I know how to do it on a loom, if I want to.  Very cool.

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So on with the next wrist warmer attempt, this time casting on with the chain method, and proceeding in a pattern of knit 2 purl 2.  (I don’t even know how to say that properly.  I’m not down with all the fancy knitting lingo, LOL!)

I’m still not a big fan of how long it takes to knit an item to completion, as compared to the time it takes me to sew something, or to whip out clay baubles.  But knitting has something my primary crafty interests do not: portability.  As we head into the season of cozy evenings by the fireplace, it’s nice to have a craft I can do right there in my favorite spot on the couch, surrounded by my favorite people.

Now please, friends, if my next three posts are still about knitting, I will need you to please come by and bonk me on the head.  Save me from myself.  I can’t afford to develop a yarn habit.  I’ve already looked up the website and blog for my local yarn shop (or LYS as the knitters say…) and am going to try to only admire the goods from afar.  But I think we all know how that goes…

8 thoughts on “Save me

  1. you are soooooo sunk Lisa. Yarn is as addictive as Clay…and sewing and and and. Besides, fibers (aka yarns) work well with Clay.

    1. I need to develop a crafty addiction to something that doesn’t require supplies 😉

  2. Hee hee, I have that book, too. It’s amazing what you can do with these looms. And somehow, loom-knitting is way more comprehensible to me than needles.

    I say, new crafty obsessions are always healthy!

    See what Sister Diane has been blogging about: A Small Protest…

    1. Same here – needles confound me. And truth be told, I had a hard time with the written instructions in the loom book, too. I had to go online and look up alternate explanations and videos before some of those ideas really “clicked” with me.

  3. Muwahahaha- you’re coming over to the dark side! I love to knit, but like you, I don’t like the amount of time it takes (for ME at least) to complete a project.
    Hmmmm- you could always sew fleece wrist warmers!

    1. Heh, I suppose I could! But I don’t think I really even need wrist warmers… The fun of it for me is in seeing if I can successfully adapt the idea to the loom 😀

  4. That’s it…next time I’m in the area I’m teaching you to knit with actual needles. If you haven’t gone to knittinghelp.com and learned it yourself, that is!

    Yes, it does take longer to knit something than to sew or to make something out of clay. But as you say, it’s portable, and also (and this is the biggest plus for me), once you get the hang of it, you can do it while sitting in front of the TV or chatting with friends, as it does not require your whole attention most of the time.

    Have I convinced you yet?? 🙂

  5. Oh yeah, and also, you can make warm fluffy things!

    (I just finished yet another new sweater…will post a picture as soon as it’s dry.)

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