Friday, May 11, 2007


I am so glad it is Friday looking forward to the weekend, I plan to spend the weekend practicing the one stitch in knitting I know so far and reading I have several books here from the library. My scarf is progressing but I am not sure if I have it right even with the 2nd trip to the instructor's shop. Today I while on the internet visiting discovered a link to knitting help you can watch video's on continental and english cast on also Purl stitch and I am sure other stitches. I watched the cast on video and as soon as my daughter gets home with my new knitting needles I plan to practice cast on and a new stitch the Purl stitch and Knit stitch to me they are very good video's. My plan tomorrow is to visit Yarn Etc in Greensboro, NC I will give a full report tomorrow if I pay a visit to the shop.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Lion Boucle' & Knitting

I don't think this yarn is working for me and my first knitting project. I had to go by the instructor's shop to get some help with my scarf because I had picked up some extra stitches. This yarn splits and it's hard to tell which part is the stitch. I forgot how to cast on I looked at the pictures in the knitting magazine and I can't get it from one picture, I need another set of needles. Maybe a dvd on knitting. I want to get this I have the garter stitch, and while I was doing this stitch it felt so soothing it has only been 3 days so I should not expect to be an expert. what kind of bulky yarn would make a good one to learn to knit. Maybe my good old standby Red Heart to practice. Open to suggestions.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

First Knitting Class

I attended my first knitting class today. I am learning to knit a scarf. I should have brought 2 sets on knitting needles. So I can practice casting on. I learned the Garter stitch. I did not buy a fancy expensive yarn to learn to knit just in case I did not like or could not pick up what I was learning. I am posting a pictures of my first attempt at a scarf. I tried to practice a few stitches when I got home tonight I hope I was doing the stitch right it looks okay but a few times I was not to sure I did the stitch correctly. I will not give up I plan to buy a set of wooden needles or maybe plastic shorter needle's than what I have now. My goal is to get this knitting thing so buy this fall I can learn to knit socks. I finally have the book I have been wanting to read A Deadly Yarn, by Maggie Sefton it is book 3 in her knitting series. I will read a few pages tonight, this means I will have to put down my book I am reading A Good Yarn, by Debbie Macomber hopefully I can extended the time I have to read the book so I can get A Deadly Yarn read and returned by the 25th. it is an inter library loan from Henderson Co. Public Library. I am really happy about the knitting class, Carol Threadgill teaches the class. She teaches knitting and sewing. She does alterations and she has a line of clothing for pets. I did not know she had a shop in downtown Asheboro it is called Gizzie's Pearl Palace Boutique , it is at 111 North St., Asheboro, NC 27203. Happy crocheting and knitting.