November 23, 2007

Learning to knit

ribbed scarf

Last November my Mom taught me how to crochet. It began a love affair with hooking that resulted in many beautiful finished projects and many nights dreaming about crochet. I even joined a local crochet group. They meet every week at a nearby bookstore and put my crochet obsession to shame. Most of these amazing women have been crocheting, knitting and sewing for fifty years or more. They are ready to share their knowledge and bring more people into the fold. It has been terrific.

This month I decided that my Mom should teach me how to knit. It also gave me a great excuse to take her to my local yarn store, Knitch. After a couple hours at the yarn store and some basic lessons from Mom I was happily knitting along. After a week of practice I have completed my first two projects, the ribbed scarf pictured above and the hat shown here.

ribbed hat

Knitting is fun but it hasn’t captured my heart like crochet. I will continue to knit mainly because there are certain things that just work better knit, but I will dream in crochet.


  1. How lovely, you are clearly a natural knitter. What is all this nonsense about crocheting? Join us on the darkside…

    Comment by ms. robin — November 23, 2007 @ 4:14 pm

  2. I like what you’ve done. As Robin said, you’re a natural!

    Comment by Rosemarie — December 4, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

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