Friday, January 16, 2009

I can knit!

Okay, so I haven't gotten very far AND it is not very good at all, but hey, it's a start, right? Since this is so thin and I would LOVE for it to actually become something, I suppose it'll be a scarf. Of course, by the time I finish (this takes much longer than crochet!!!) it'll be 2010!!! HA!!!

I'd LOVE to see any projects y'all are working on! Please share what you are currently creating in your home!!


Paula said...

Looks great to me! :) Is there a particular book or kit you are using to get started? I'm curious since I've never knitted.

Mrs. U said...

Aw, you are sweet, Mrs. C! Gosh, looking at that photo, I see a bazillion erros!!! Eeeeek!!!

A few weeks ago, I mentioned learning how to knit on YouTube. You can read it here and get the links. It was SO much more helpful seeing it in person rather than simply using a book to learn the stitches.

I have SO much more appreciation for all those lovely sweaters, shawls and afghans that I see that are hand-knitted!! WOW! Those must take eons to compelte!

Mrs. U

Melissa said...

Mrs. U! That looks great! I'm so proud of you! You wanted to learn something so you tackled it! YAY!

Can't wait to see it in person tonight!

Melissa :D

faerieeva said...

*smiles brightly* It seems a lot of us are learning to knit at the moment, or have just learned. It's quite interesting. I started about half a year ago, after buying some yarn that wasn't suitable for the crochet I intended it for. At the same time I read the book "No idle hands, a social history of American History" (highly recommended!) In it you follow the lives of women, from the pioneers to the end of last century in their daily lives and the place that knitting took in it. I was inspired and decided to learn.
Now I look around me and see knitting flaring up everywhere. It seems there is a great relation between economic depresson and/ or war and knitting. Handknits even are fashionable again. How wonderful to see such a lovely craft making a comeback to our own hands isn't it?

Anonymous said...

I just learned to knit, too!!! I can crochet anything, but it has taken me 30 to learn to knit! We are out of school today because of cold, and I keep reminding myself to get off the blogs, don't knit, and clean house! Proud of you for learning to knit, too!!!

Tammy said...

That looks great! Practice makes perfect, you know! :) Knitting speeds up the more you practice. Have fun!!!

Kim said...

Looks like you are doing a great job! I can't knit...but my sister can and she makes such nice things! Good luck!

Mrs. Pear said...


I am still working on Baby's afghan - it got shelved when she got put in the harness because I knew I had a 3 month minimum wait (yarn and all that velcro are not a great mix!)

I often knit my mom dish clothes for gifts as she loves them and can only get them if she pays a small fortune for them, so with her birthday coming up I will have to whip a couple up!

Mrs. U said...

Mrs. Pear,
What kind of yarn works best for dishcloths? 100% cotton? Also, do they wash well in the washing machine??

Mrs. U

50s Housewife said...

Looks SO much better than my first knitting project. :) You are doing a great job!

I don't know how to crochet. Is it really that much faster?

I use 100% cotton for dish cloths and they wash up beautifully.

HsKubes said...

Wonderful job!

~ Christina

Kelli said...

Yippee! Your scarf looks wonderful, Mrs. U! The girls just started crocheted scarves. I'm thinking 2010, too. ;0)

Thumperdd said...

Yay! Great job, Mrs. U! I'm so excited for you. It looks great. I can't believe that you've been so worried. You have to think positive and complete this one - NO UNRAVELING!

Thanks for the photo. I couldn't wait to see how you are doing. I have confidence in you. Don't give up and soon you'll be knitting as fast as you crochet.

In Christ,

Mrs. Pear said...

Mrs U,

I use 100% cotton, and I have washed it, bleached it, and horribly abused it, and it just lasts. If you bleach it does fade, but of course, you are more focused than I am and will remember not to throw them in when you are bleaching your other dish towels!

I usually buy the Lily Sugar and Cream because 2 small balls will make 3 dish clothes and 1 large one will make 2...generally speaking.

I was going to link to the site where I downloaded free patterns, but it is not working or they have changed it. If you are looking for a couple easy ones I can email you mine.

Happy Knitting! And wishing you no frogging (as in rip-it rip-it rip-it out!)

Lean Not said...

Hi, Mrs. U!

You left a comment a while back on my post:

I just wanted you to know that I *finally* wrote you back. You are a sweetheart, and I am honored that you are so kind to me! :)

Great job knitting. I also like to knit; I only make scarves, and one time a simple hat. It is so therapeutic to sit there and knit without having to count out a complicated pattern, and that is why scarves are great.

--Lean Not

Anonymous said...

I am just learning to knit too...
here is a dish cloth pattern... I use cotton for these.

You will need to know how to purl... I like my dish cloths smaller so I just shortened this by half.

Abigail said...

Congratulations! Great work!

You might want to go to It's an excellent resource for knitting on the web.

If you sign up (it's free) do friend me....

Katie said...

Looks good, I thought I might enjoy this as well, I should add it to my ever growing list of hobbies. I got the curtians at JCPenny online they are on clearence under traditional curtains, check them out. I love them... Thanks for all your sweet comments it means a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. U the knitting looks great! The more you practice the easier it will get. In the mean time look at each attempt as a lesson in patience!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy reading your blog!
When it comes to needlework, I have the opposite problem. I have been knitting for years, but every time I try crochet it takes me hours just to get one row and I give up.
Knitting will come quickly. It may not seem like it now, but eventually you won't even be looking at the needles. And, once you learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, you'll be a lot more relaxed as you knit.
I learned when I was only 12 or so, and I used to get teased for knitting. It seems like it has suddenly become popular again, and I have a never-ending list of project requests from family and friends.

Mrs. U said...

Hi Anonymous!!
Thanks for the knitting encouragement!!! I cannot wait until I won't be glaring at my needles the entire time I'm trying to knit!! What a dream!!!

And did you notice I said "trying to knit"? HA!! I hope that one day it won't be a "try" but something that comes much easier!!!

Thank you for visiting! And if you have a blog, please let me know! I'd love to come for a visit!! :)

Mrs. U


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