Now that I’m full-steam into knitting again, I’ve managed to complete two projects.
My scarf (just plain knitting – something to warm up my skills again):
This was the first time I’ve ever added fringe – it was fun and very easy to do. You just take a crochet hook and pull the yarn through some of the knitted loops. Too cool!
The dishcloth was my first attempt at trying the purl stitch, and now I’m hooked. It’s amazing how such a simple stitch can create such different effects with yarn.
Oh – and before you scoff – knitting dishcloths is apparently a big thing. I was at the craft store today and saw several books and pamphlets containing nothing but dish cloth patterns. Who knew?!?
So…now that knitting has piqued my interest again, I picked up a few pattern books and am going to try a few more projects. Next I’m going to try a felted tote bag. I can’t wait to play…
I figure knitting is the perfect craft to do while I’m commuting back and forth to work at my new job. No…I still don’t have a start date – but here’s hoping it’s soon…