Thursday, July 23, 2009

Knitting on a Crochet Blog??

Sacrelige! Well, no, not really. I just wanted to crow a bit. :) When I was about 8 years old, my mother gave me a partial skein of bright pink baby yarn and a pair of size 2 needles and taught me how to garter stitch, English style. All I ever made was a very funny looking rectangle that I never learned how to bind off. That was my only foray into knitting.

Fast forward many years. I really wanted to learn to knit, but I wanted to learn Continental style, since thats closest to how you crochet and I figured it would be more natural for me. I tried over and over, got disgusted and quit. I bought many books, looked at many videos but STILL I couldnt get it. Well, about 3 days ago, I sat down again with a new book and tried again. I took a photo of what I did and I posted it on Rav and asked if I was doing it right. Well, I found out I wasnt doing it WRONG, but I wasnt doing it the way it was really supposed to be done. So I went back to the videos. Tried weaving the yarn around my fingers the way it all the ladies were showing....but it was awkward and I felt like a 5 year old. Then one lady told me to try holding the yarn whatever way I felt comfortable....after all, there are no KNITTING POLICE to keep me from doing otherwise. So I took her advice. I started holding everthing just the way I would hold it when crocheting. And the clouds parted! And I started knitting. And it was good! LOL! So, behold my first knitting project....Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth.....



Its not perfect, but to me its just beautiful. Its something I never thought I could do. And I can actually USE it! That makes it even better.
I will continue to practice this knitting thing...he,he... But it will never change my love for crochet. I just wanted to prove I could do it. Thanks for reading.....and....
Crochet, Away!

7 comments:

Beth N said...

It looks great to me--I love both crocheting and knitting--just another option for the perfect project. You are such a talented crocheter that I am sure you will take your knitting where ever you want it to go.

Beth

Ria said...

yay! U did good! I learned continental knitting because to me it was easier - and I don't think I hold my yarn exactly like you're supposed to. It made learning to crochet easier.

Unique2wh0 said...

Sandy that is awesome!! I am proud of you I will not even attempt knitting but, sure love the way it looks. Now what is the difference or what does it mean when you talk of the 2 different kinds of knitting?
Great job you go girl!!!

Oh yeah, I did not know you were on Ravelry..we need to hook up :)

De'Anna

Mini said...

Way to go Sandy! That's a great accomplishment :)

naida said...

You did great sandy!
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Flemisa said...

Good for you! It looks marvelous to me and so glad you decided to celebrate your achievement. You are such a good crocheter that you probably be an excellent knitter. They each have their own challenges and uses so have fun.

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