Thank the licorice for YouTube. A video for casting on, a video for knitting and a video for purling, and I'm good to go. I just hope I can find one for casting off when the time comes.
Unfortunately, I won't know when that is, because I'm not using a pattern. I'm just kind of going with the vibe and figuring I would learn the basics one at a time first. This, however, makes for an interesting and entirely useless sample. So far it's half garter stitch and half moss stitch, with twenty five stitches on some rows, then, unaccountably, thirty one stitches just a few rows later.
What is going on??? Some casting-on-stitch-fairy is sneaking into my knitting and making it wider. It also has holes. Many holes. I showed Peanut and she blamed a mouse, so I shall too. Blasted mice and fairies, messing with my knitting!
|I'm such a knitting newbie I needed to label the needles to remember |
which side to knit and which to purl. You know, until I
realised that the sides look completely, utterly different.
I'm also making an apron for an internet swap. It's quite challenging because the lovely lady it is destined for is slightly wider than the average pattern, so I'm winging it here, too.
The seam ripper and I are getting well acquainted. I probably shouldn't start all my sewing projects so late at night, it messes with my common sense and problem solving and makes everything just a wee bit harder.
Poor Mr A is regularly treated to a stream of colourful profanities floating out of the sewing room and bluing the air, totally ruining my attempt to feel like a competent and creative domestic goddess. Oh well, time and practice, people, time and practice....
What did you do with your Sunday?