Learning something new…

24 Sep

Every winter I tell myself I should learn how to knit. This winter I’m going to do it! My mother-in-law is helping me.

Here is what I’ve learned so far:


I’m still working on figuring out how to control my tension and make my stitches even. It is a work in progress, who knows what I can accomplish if I put my mind to and put some time into it. I guess we shall see.


Posted by on September 24, 2011 in General


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6 responses to “Learning something new…

  1. bethersd

    September 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Looks good! My Mom and Aunt are taking knitting classes at the library in Hamilton, Lil’ Buddy has a toque coming at some point 🙂 The lady teaching my Mom told her that if you are to cast on loosely the easiest way to do that it to use a bigger needle to cast on and then switch to the smaller one for the next rows… I think I’ll stick with my crocheting for now, I know how to knit sort of… but like you, I have trouble with my tension… and I tend to add/drop stitches some how…

    • iamdeterminedto

      September 24, 2011 at 7:57 pm

      My MIL did the first couple of rows. I will learn how to cast on the next time.

  2. nicolasknitting

    September 25, 2011 at 4:50 am

    You’ve done really well! I learnt to knit a couple or so weeks ago and I am hooked! My mother is my teacher, also lots of her customers in her shop give me a hand too! Tension can be controlled easily by the way you hold your yarn. I have it over my little finger, under my other two fingers then have it over the index finger, stops it dropping every time you do a stitch, you can also control the tension! xx

  3. Kristin @ Peace, Love and Muesli

    September 25, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    That looks great. You are a knitter.

    • iamdeterminedto

      September 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

      It would be nice if I can actually knit something more than a square by Christmas!


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