Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy Friday from the Knit-Wit

Woo Hoo! It’s Friday. Another week has flown by and absolutely NO crafting to show for it. Pitiful. Down-right pitiful. However…I am experiencing another ‘flavor-of-the-month’ craft idea. My wife will attest to my multi-flavor craft repertoire, trust me. My flavor starts by seeing something on television, or in a book, or on the internet. Then, I log on to eBay and start looking. And then looking quickly turns into buying. But, I digress. BIG TIME.

Actually, it’s Dave Daniel’s fault. I bumped into his really cool blog site some time ago. While I really don’t know him, he seems like a great guy. And this dude knits some really great stuff. Lots of people stop by his site every day – check out the number of comments on his posts. Way to go Dave!

So…it’s time to learn a new skill. And this week it’s KNITTING. Yep, the age-old craft involving two pointy sticks and some string. So, as usual, I popped over to eBay and, since I already have tons of yarn, I clicked on “Buy” and typed in “knitting needles”. And I scrolled down the list and found a nice assortment of 40 needles for less than $5.00. I placed a bid and (wouldn’t you know it) the next day I was the winning bidder. In a few days I’ll have 19 pairs of straight sticks and a circular needle to play with.

I’ve already checked out some knitting ‘how-to’ books/videos from my local library. [I LOVE the library. Best thing since sliced bread. Especially for us attention deficit crafty guys. LOL!] I stayed up late last night and watched an instructional video (I’ll post the title and ISBN soon). It demonstrates all the basic (and not so basic) knitting AND crocheting stitches. It is a well-done video and I highly recommend it. I just wished I had a pair of needles to play along with.

Being the impatient person that I am, I had to run to WalMart today to get a pair of needles. Hardly knowing what I was doing, I bought a pair of 10-1/2’s. (I happened to see a scarf pattern that called for that size, so that’s what I went with.) I like them very much: they are shiny, blue, aluminum. I can’t wait to try them out. Tonight. Tonight.

That’s all for now. Have a great (crafty) weekend!


Linda said...

nice to see you back blogging Michael!

Dave Daniels said...

Uh oh...if you thought sewing was addictive, you're in for some BIG trouble! And with kids to knit for, the projects are small and go fast. (Especially little hats and little scarves.)
Give a shout if you have any questions.

Paul said...

Good for you! Welcome to the world of knitting - it's a hoot! And yeah, Dave IS a good guy, and yeah, it probably IS his fault. Several of us will agree! LOL!!!!


Charles said...

Hi Dave.
I just found your blog and started reading through your earlier posts and found this one.
Welcome to the knitting world! It's great to see another male crafter dad jumping on board.
So since you started, how has the knitting been coming along?