Thursday, January 29, 2009

I knit!- pt 2


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!

7 comments:

Nicole Spring said...

awwwww yay!!!!! how great!! you'll be knitting longies and sweaters and who knows what else before you know it!! i started out knittied stuffed animals for kaulini andthat helped build my confidence a bit.

as for your knitted suare..maybe if you felted it,it would work for dollhouse dolls?

Jen said...

Lovely job. As for ideas... Can you make it into a doll sleeping bag? A wrist warmer? A coaster?

RunninL8 said...

Nice work! Next week we leave for Florida and the kids's grammie is going to teach me some knitting!

Nicole said...

Woo hoo! I've got to get on my learn to knit resolution too. I also love you for admitting that you needed to scream at your boys for mischief.

Oh, and LOST. Oh my goodness!! Richard!! I need to go over to the group you sent me!

faeriefeig said...

I knit up my scraps & make patchwork blankets....you could save it for that.

or fold it, sew it and fill it with dried beans for a little bean bag...

or felt it and make a coffee cup cozy.

Marina said...

Thanks for all the great suggestions! I finished the second small ball of yarn so now I have 2 small strange pieces of knitting, shich I am also considering making into wacky toasties by seaming the sides...

Faerie- that bean bag idea sounds cool too!

I am so excited and happy that I can bounce ideas here- I have my own little cyber knitting circle!

cat said...

oh you will be addicted now for sure!!! and i second nicole's suggestion of felting it..:)