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Saturday, January 26, 2008

EEEP! I had my first knitting class this morning. I have not been out of the house in the past week except for an hour to go to the grocery store, so I enjoyed it that much more. I am working on an afghan and got some actual work done. Marie, the wonderful, patient lady that is teaching me, said that I am going to pick up knitting very well. I knew enough to go ahead and start today. I also learned how to use circular needles and now I wonder why anyone would use anything else. It made things so much easier. This is it! A lot of work for two hours, right? HA! This is a picture of the afgahan that I am going to make.
So, this is what I accomplished today. It is not a lot, but after showing Marie that I could do the knit and purl stitches, learning her cast on technique and making a gauge piece, this is a good bit for me. In case you were wondering, the stitch is called reverse garter stitch rib. And also in case you were wondering, that is my husbands little booty at the top of the picture. I hope you can see the pattern in it alright. I am really having a great time and I hope to have a lot finished before my next class next weekend. I am really glad that I decided to take a class. I never would have tried making something like this so it is really good for building up some confidence. I will post more when I have some work to show. I am going to try to keep myself in check and not post every time I knit another inch.

5 comments:

the dragonfly said...

Knitting is a lot of fun, and relaxing. I haven't done it in awhile (I'm working on a rather large cross stitch at the moment) but I do enjoy it. Have fun!

Rose Daughter said...

I would love to take a knitting class, and learn actual stitches. I can do well, I can make a scarf. Congratulations.

jason_lanessa said...

Ugggh totally unfair. So are you gonna teach me when I get back on post? It looks great. I will call you tomorrow (Monday) to see how things are going...I love the blog!!

Beck said...

Beautiful!
I need to get out soon - what with everyone being sick here, I'm becoming a bit of a shut-in.

D said...

Nice work so far!! I hope you have fun and you enjoy making that piece! that is for me right??