I promise, this won’t turn into a knitting blog. It’s just that I’m so excited that 20 years after my first attempt, I’ve finally got it! I’ve spent most of this week shoulder-to-shoulder with my mother-in-law, determined to figure out this knitting thing. After making ten 4-inch squares, I think it has sunk into my brain. It only took 20 years, but hey at least I never gave up! I’m also now 10 inches into a scarf and am planning to make a blanket next. Apparently, all my mom’s instructions were buried in there somewhere and just needed some brushing up and lengthy attempts. Now I’m addicted. In fact, while getting ready to go see a movie with The Narrator yesterday (Bedtime Stories – LOVED it, can’t remember the last time I laughed that much during a movie!!) I wondered if it would be ok to take lighted knitting needles into the theater and keep working on my scarf. I figured that might not be a good idea, besides I don’t have any lighted needles yet (yes, there is such a thing!). But if you ever go to a movie and see some crazy lady knitting with lighted needles, come over and say hi!
Here is T-Rex’s 4-generation blanket. There are squares on this blanket that I knitted, his Nana knitted, his Great-Grandma knitted, and his Great-Great Grandma knitted.
Hopefully Little Miss Sunshine’s blanket will be finished before Nana goes home next week. These are the squares that I knitted for her blanket. I decided to get experimental and go beyond the garter stitch and try a double seed stitch, basketweave, garter-bordered stockinette, and a garter ridge.
And as if on cue, it’s been Florida-cold all week long dipping into the 50’s during the day, and the 30’s overnight. I hear that’s about the same temperatures that Alaska had recently! Brrr!!
Wow I’m impressed great job! I’m glad that you are enjoying one of my favorite passions. Looks like you are ready to delve into that dish cloth book I sent back to you. It has many different stitches to challenge your mind & hands.
Amelia–I’m so impressed! Good for you for stretching your brain and learning something new. Your squares are fabulous!
Nice work! I’ve thought about the lighted needles myself…