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Every Sunday, I invite you to post a photo of a project you are working on to one of our facebook pages (or both!) The goal is to encourage and inspire each other to find time to finish those projects, try new things, and make friends.
Today, I wanted to share I have begun my own learning to knit journey! Two weeks ago I took my first knitting class. It was harder than I thought it would be but so enjoyable at the same time. I have been crocheting a few years now, but I had never tried my hand at knitting. While I was able to teach myself to crochet using the Online Crochet Class available through Craftsy (highly recommend), I was lucky to have an amazing local yarn store (LYS) just ten minutes from my house and went to their “Learn to Knit” class. I learned knit, purl, cast on and bind off and SS. Here is my very first knitting.
Being a Waldorf homeschooler, I have always admired those who could knit such beautiful things and I have always been a fan of Ginny’s Small Things blog! But I admit, the thing that took me from saying I will learn one day to actually signing up for a class, was reading a post at Wee Folk Art about the book Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After and seeing a photo of one of the clothing items she had made for her son. Once I peeked at the inside of that book on Amazon, I was all enthusiasm: “I want to make that…and that…and that…and that….oh my…I wanted to make EVERYTHING in there” and the only way to do that was to learn to knit.
I’m probably years off making any of those pretty frocks, but I have officially started my learn to knit journey.
Do you knit? What are you working on right now? Whatever it is…quilting, knitting, painting, felting, sewing, crochet, whatever crafty!, please share it with our community by posting a photo of it on our facebook page!
You might also like:
Online Knitting Class
Fairy Tale Knits: 32 Projects to Knit Happily Ever After
and I just started reading The Knitter’s Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Makeand love it (lots of information on everything from how to pick yarn, to projects, to tons of checklists for new and experienced knitters!)
Be sure and leave a comment of post to our facebook wall what you are working on! I would love to see!