It's 1:30 in the morning and I'm putting down the knitting needles. I tried knitting after dinner and you can see by the slipped stitches where I got distracted screaming at the boys for various mischief. I gave up and after boys, baths and bedtimes, Ivan and I sat down to watch Lost and I picked up the needles again.
It took me 30 minutes to figure out how to cast off using the instructions in my beginnners knitting kit (OK, it's really a CHILDRENS learn to knit kit, but who's paying attention anyway-right?). You would have thought I would have stopped there, given that it was midnight, but oh no... there was another small ball of yarn in the kit that was calling out to me. Aunt Elisabeth had lent me a book on knitting which was helpful in figuring out how to cast on. I used the one needle method (question for you Knitting Goddesses- what is the difference if you use one or 2 needles?). I was getting tired, but dang it- I was going to figure this thing out! It took almost an hour (pathetic, I know), but I got my 30 stitches onto the needle. I did 3 rows and now I am going to go to bed happily dreaming of soft yarn.
My first little piece of knitting is about 4" wide and 10" long. Too small for a doll blanket, too big for the dollhouse, any suggestions on how it can be used?
Wishing everyone happy dreams!