Disclaimer: My 8 year old took the pics of me, sorry they are a little blurry.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
If you happened to have read my blog around New Years you know that I learned to knit around that time. I happen to have been lucky or just crazy blessed to have found a daughter in law that is multi talented and more than willing to share her talent. No my stepson gets no credit for finding her, haha. Anyhoo, I knit a pretty large prayer shawl during January which was a big deal. You would have to know how high strung I am to know what determination it took me to relax enough to learn. I think I started over 10 times on the thing. It is done and ended up being large enough for me to cover up with during a nap, ahhh. Since that monumental accomplishment I have quickly knit a couple of scarves but my most recent project was a poncho. I bought a book at our local knitting store, which is a wonderful and most helpful place, titled "The Knitting Experience, Book 1: The Knit Stitch" by Sally Melville. It was super simple but I LOVE it! Maybe even a good project for beginners since it was one stitch for the entire thing and you just knit two rectangles then sew them together. I used an acrylic and cotton blend because in Louisiana wool is not usually necessary. It is wonderfully light yet I think it will be perfect for LSU games, go Tigers! I may actually get in the mood for tailgating this year. Not only will I have something cute to wear I can knit while everyone else parties which isn't really my thing. Yes I'm weird:)