Learning To Knit!

by Alicia on November 9, 2011

I have a new crafty endeavor! Katie of The Caged Yarn is teaching a knitting class here in Houston that started last night. We spent about an hour being baffled and frustrated but I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, at least casting on and knitting which is as far as we got. I get such a thrill out of trying new things + can’t wait until next week. Do you knit? If so please leave me your best tips in the comments!

She was really well-prepared- isn’t it a welcoming classroom!

 

 

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irem November 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I love knitting;) I usually talk about knitting in my blog, come visit me =)

http://irem-just-a-dream.blogspot.com/2011/11/cocuk-kazaklar-sweaters-for-kids.html

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Alicia November 9, 2011 at 2:51 pm

I will!

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grace - stripes & sequins November 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I love knitting… so cathartic. Have fun!

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alicia November 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

That part must come after you get over the initial clumsy frustration, right? ;)

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Erin- Thanks I Made It November 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I love watching bad TV and knitting. My favorite project has been simple wide scarves with stitched up ends to make a DIY snood/infinity scarf. So cozy!

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Bachman's Sparrow November 9, 2011 at 6:56 pm

You’re going to love it! There are so many goodies you can make knitting and it’s so rewarding :) And I agree with erin – watching bad tv marathons makes the perfect combination ;)

xoxo Maria

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Alicia November 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

Then it’s the perfect hobby for me because I love bad TV :)

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Emily November 10, 2011 at 10:59 am

You will love it. I love knitting. I recommend you learn how to use circulars asap; you can do a lot (I’m a crazy hat-maker) and they make great gifts.

And yes, to the TV–stream a million episodes of something awesome on Netflix and go to work. I’ve made a hat in one sitting while watching a football game. I can’t wait to see pics of your finished projects!

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Alicia November 10, 2011 at 11:38 am

It’s a 6 week class and we are going to learn circular- I have the needles already!

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krisha November 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

Hey
The class looks fun. I have been knitting since I was six and my advice to everyone is make sure you understand how you cast on, knit, purl, and end a project- then have fun discovering the multitude of techniques that are out there! Also I find that radio and knitting are perfect companions.

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Alicia November 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm

So far I know two of those four things… I’m sure I’ll learn the others soon!

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