So I’ve been learning to knit. Bless my mother-in-law’s heart, I just can’t remember what she teaches me! So I do what any good librarian would do, I find a knitting book.
Since I’m still fairly new to knitting, I find it slow and I also have to concentrate quite a bit while I do it. I decided that maybe I should break out the crochet hooks again and give my iPad a break from my mindless activities while watching tv.
This is what I accomplished. It amazed my kids because this only took me a couple of hours to make. It certainly made me realize how much I enjoy crocheting.
These cowls intrigue me. They are like a scarf but without the long ends hanging down. They are also quite easy to make because you just have to go around and around. This one only needed to be 8″ and that was only 16 rows of 37 stitches!
So back to some knitting. I have learned to knit and purl, what more do I need to start a project. After all, I have my new knitting book. I headed over to the
craft store to buy some yarn. I’m a big fan of free patterns, so I found a yarn I liked with a pattern for a cowl that I liked.
I think it turned out pretty good. I received quite a few compliments when I wore it for the first time on Tuesday. I’m really enjoying creating things again.
I went through my box of yarn and found a few incomplete projects. Before I start anything new, I will have to finish what I’ve started.