I’ve Caught the Knitting Bug
Oh, knitting. You’ve finally managed to capture my heart!!! I too have succumbed to the call of your seductive siren song!
I’ve made numerous attempts at knitting in my life. In college for my textile course, from my best friend Adi who used to invite me to her knitting group + other countless times. But living in Southern California gave me no desire to knit. It’s hot! I can’t deal with yarn! It’s boring!
Well, now. Living in The Great White North has opened my eyes to the world of knitting. Cuz it’s so darn chilly + I need a rotating assembly of sassy scarves, jaunty hats + mittens, y’all!!!! And maybe I’ve become more patient + can now appreciate the meditative qualities of knitting. My dream is to one day knit myself a head-to-toe onesie.
That just looks like a Pepto Bismol yeti or somethinglikethat. Mmmmmm, cozy.
I took beginner knitting lessons at Baaad Anna’s, a kick ass local knitting shop that is relatively close to me. A lot of their staff have candy colored hair and/or tattoos – they are a funky ladies! I’m really glad I went because I was knitting all twisted! And I learned that I knit “Continental” style as opposed to the more widely practiced “English” style. To me, continental style is faster + easier because you don’t “toss” the working yarn around – it’s more like you’re “picking” the yarn. Here’s some videos from Knitting Help.com which is pretty much the best thing you’ll find when you have questions.
Continental knitting demo:
English knitting demo:
Continental knitting is not necessarily better than english, it’s just a matter of preference.
Also because it has special significance for him, since his step mother knit one for his dad – which his dad still wears. I got the pattern on Ravelry for free! It’s an AHMAZING website Adi introduced me to that has a bajillion patterns – a lot of them are freeeee!
Jeff LOVES HIS HAT!!!! He wears it alla da time! So of course I made him do a modeling photo shoot when we were at McDonald Beach because it’s like on my top 5 favorite things to do.
OMG I just can’t.