Knitting Hooker?

One of my resolutions for 2012 involves trying new things and expanding my horizons.  What better way to get started on this than to teach myself how to knit? I’ve had knitting needles sitting with my craft stuff for a long time and actually learned the basics of knitting over a year ago, but I never kept it up.  A few weeks ago I picked up the knitting needles and dug my heels in, deciding to stick with it. Using youtube videos, I actually got the knit and pearl stitches down pat! The process is veeeerrrryyyyy slow and sometimes I get frustrated after only a few rows because I feel like it takes FOREVER to knit something, but I’m grinning and baring it. I bought double pointed and circular knitting needles so now I feel obligated to learn!

So in order to actually feel productive I’m working on an easy and super adorable beginner project I found at Elisa McLaughlin Designs.

My friend Jessica asked me to make her a headband so I decided to knit it like the pattern says, rather than crochet it! Wish me luck… Progress and photos will be shared =)

How will you be following through with your new year resolutions in 2012?

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2 thoughts on “Knitting Hooker?

  1. Well done for taking the leap into knitting! I love it – starting maybe 4 years ago and then graduated to crochet. It’s great learning new skills – mine for 2012 is to sew more. I have just sourced our state library for a ton of books on sewing with vintage fabrics. In the meantime I’m going to teach my daughter to sew a slipcase for her kindle – if she’s keen she can make the same for her brother too. 🙂

    • That’s a great resolution! And I love that you’re getting your daughter involved in sewing! I dabble with sewing so I may just include that in my resolution =) Did you find it hard to learn crochet after knitting first?

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