Thursday, January 24, 2008

Knitting for Dummies

Somewhere along my blogging life, individuals have ignited a new spark in my life. Thanks to islandsparrow for encouraging me to think out of the box.
Earlier this fall I learned to crochet an edge around a baby blanket, with the help of many friends and then I became inspired to trying knitting again. So I ran out to Maries Wool Shop and said, I needed something for Dummies and she came up with the largest needles I've ever seen, and some heavy knitting yarn and a simple pattern.

As Judy posted awhile back about her trip up the Coquihalla, she was crocheting a scarf, while her husband was trying to concentrate on driving through the wintry road conditions.

We passed through the same highway last week on our trip to Sun Peaks, and Judy, I did the same thing...I knit while he drove, because that way I wouldn't always be on the defensive, telling him to slow down, but rather focused on making my first Stockinette Stitches.

Wow, it didn't take long and I was almost finished...Here's my first project.

Big fat needles and big fat wool with a bit of texture. It knit up in a jiffy for me!

And here is the end result. Today I'm going to give it to my daughter for her birthday.
I thought this would be just the right touch to complement her new black jacket.

So I thought I would try it on and sure enough it fit perfect. Does anyone want to get their pedometers and go for a walk? I thought that maybe this image, might start a new fashion trend.
Tukes and pedometers. Let me know if you need one. Maybe on one of these cold days we could all walk and then knit up a tuke while we visit and catch up.
There's always hope for those of us who do not feel we are crafty.



  1. Okay . . you look so so cute in that hat. I love it. With my not so professional knitting skills, I'm sure I could do that too.
    Your daughter will love it.

    I just love that tassel. Oh I wish I could do that sort of thing while driving. . .it makes me nearly puke just thinking about it.

  2. I love it! It looks like it's time for me to hit the Coquhala again! Never mind...I have some cleaning to look after first. My work in progress (a wee baby afghan) has been sent away for cleaning I have no projects to divert my attention.

  3. That's a very cute hat and it looks great on you!! I'm impressed!

    I'm still working away on my scarf. I should have gone with the big needles.

  4. What a great hat! I might have to switch over from crochet - or at least get some patterns instead of winging it.

  5. I found your blog via Lovella. I'm a constant knitter and I have to tell you that's a wonderful hat, especially for a first project. Congratulations!


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