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.
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…