Sunday, January 3, 2010

Knitting

The first craft project for 2010 is knitting. If you recall from one of my summer posts I often sit poolside with girls from the neighborhood with knitting projects. At a social gathering a few weeks ago one of the women discussed wishing we could sit poolside in the Winter like we used to. I decided we needed a knitting night right then and there. I have scheduled it this Thursday night at my house. I started a small felted purse project from my leftover scraps yesterday. The picture below is from kaboodle.com. Mine is a gray and black tweed on the bottom and black with gray squares for the top. Who knows if it will turn out as I am not a very good instruction follower. So far it does not look exactly the same but it looks good.



The little bitty bag pattern is from Knitty.com and is free.

5 comments:

Linda said...

I've always wanted to learn to knit - it sounds so relaxing. I like the bag too.

Debi said...

Wow, that purse looks great! I always wished I could Knit. But instead, I learned to Crochet! But I do love when I take the time to sit down & make something. Besides, it keeps my hands busy!

Tina said...

Learning to knit was very difficult for me. I tried many times while in high school and then just before each of my children were born. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a child and I had given up all hope of learning. A year and half ago I met a woman at the school where my daughter was attending who knitted while she waited for the kids to get out of class. I had a grandson on the way and she let me borrow a baby sweater pattern that she said was doable. She taught me right handed knitting while I watched from the back. I finally figure out left handed knitting! I have since then made the sweater, started a Christmas stocking, made a bad felted bag and started this one.

I do like it and it is getting relaxing :)

THE DASH! said...

I'm a hopeless knitter. Hope you do better than me and post the pic once you're done.. we want to marvel at your cleverness :)

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

wish i knew how to knit, my mom tried to teach me crochet when i was younger, but i just couldn't grasp it :(