Saturday, January 27, 2007
More about knitting
I thought it would be fun to share pictures of the delicious yarn that I recently purchased. It was unfortunately *cough* $11 a skien but since it is for my mother who went through such immense pain to give birth to me I guess the price was worth it. The fact that the yarn is different thicknesses presented a bit of a challenge because it had a tenancy to roll. I am having to work it in the garter stitch to help keep my work flat.
I am planning on making stripes of three different colors pink, creamy white and navy blue. I am going to vary the thickness of the stripes and the order just to keep it fun. Here is a picture of what I have so far. I had to start over a couple of times since I cast on too many stitches the first time and the second time was to fix the rolling issues. I think that this one will come together much quicker than my first scarf since the variations are in the yarn it's self and not in how I am knitting it. I am also using bigger knitting needles this time which also speeds things up.
Chelle gave me the link of a really great knitting website. For those forlorn readers that have been meaning to learn how to knit this is a great place to start. They have videos and pictures of all the basics in knitting and once you master those there are how to videos for more advanced things.