Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Once upon a time I had a dream to learn to knit. My mum sat down with me and taught me to cast on and do knit stitch and purl stitch and suddenly the world opened up. You mean once you know how to do one stitch you can just do it over and over and over and over in the shape of a rectangle and out pops a scarf?? Fabulous.
Not being content with starting out slow and steady and all that stuff I found myself wandering around the internet in the hopes that I could teach myself to knit the herringbone stitch. After watching a couple of youtube clips I got all confident and started my very first scarf this way.
The silver lining in this story is that I now commute an hour each way to work on the train so I now have a dedicated hobby/"me" time. So I packed up my knitting and restarted it on the train. Which is a great idea until someone sits next to me, at which point I become all elbows and flailing needles and promptly have to stop.
So after a couple of weeks knitting this up on the train I'm finally finished and I couldn't be prouder of my new scarf. We actually had a cold snap the couple of days after I finished it so I got to wear it straight away. Cute.
In fact I was so excited about the result I may have started a new one!
Cold weather come at me!
at 6:47 PM