Thursday, October 05, 2006

More Rambling Thoughts

I made a quick trip to Michael’s last night and bought a pair of bamboo needles (Size 10). I only had a few minutes of practice, but I think they are going to make a world of difference. I’m still messing with acrylic yarn, but I really feel like I’ll make some progress with the smaller, wooden needles. Maybe it’s all in my head, but…whatever it takes!

This blog needs some photographs, no? So…I promise to get in gear and start uploading some. I need to take some photos of the Greek coins my wife and son made this past weekend. And I slso want to show you the shell doo-dads I made for bookmarks, etc. I’m hoping to get that done tonight.

During a recent trip to the cedar closet, I noticed tons of ‘raw materials’ that are just waiting to become Christmas gifts. Some of the items have been tucked away for a long, long time. So long that I had forgotten many of them. With the Holiday season rapidly approaching, I need to get off my duff and start doing something. Do you notice that theme throughout my ramblings? Never mind.

Smile – tomorrow is Friday. Yee Haa!


Bea said...

I'm SO happy you're learning to knit! It's my FAVORITE craftiness!

I've been knitting since I was about 6 years old - that's about 6 dog years now :o)

The trick? Keep doing it! Over time you develope the right tension. You learn that metal needles hurt. Acrylic yarn is sweaty. And that the internet is GREAT for learning AND for getting encourgment from fellow knitters!

KNIT ON !!!!

Dave Daniels said...

Yup, what Bea said. You gotta do it and do it, and you develop a rythmn, and a tension, and you "get it". But, dude, you GOTTA get away from the acrylic. Get some wool. Lion Brand Fishermen's wool is a good start, There's a lot and it's cheap, and it's just great to work with. Good luck!

Mike said...

Thanks guys. I actually DID IT last night. I took a deep breath and started. And it worked. Tension still sucks...but I'll figure it out. At least I could identify knit stitches on my needle. That's WAY more than I had been able to do in the past. :-)

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