Thursday, December 3, 2009

Learning To Knit A Bit

Thanks for all the feedback on the homemade gift dilemma. It's nice to know I'm not alone trying to figure out the best way to handle things. I think it's very true that it takes a real crafter to appreciate a crafted item. Most other people just don't see the effort or technique that goes in as part of the gift. As a result I've decided to only focusing on a few gifts & making some fun projects for my kids with the little bit of time before the holidays. I'm actually pretty glad, since this is much more enjoyable that being a one-woman sweatshop the next few weeks.

The above is my first attempt at knitting. My goal is to do a little each night so I can make this a scarf for my mom, so we'll see how things go. I am such a beginner that all I can do is cast on & the knit stitch, so I'm letting this fab yarn make me look like a superstar even though I'm pretty clueless. It's called Kashmira pattern and the design is in the yarn, so even though I can't do anything fancy, it "appears" as though I've done something more complicated. Hopefully this will turn out & I'll gain the confidence to gain some more knitting know-how, since there are TONS of cool looking knitting projects out there.


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