Wednesday, July 20

Yarn Along...

I have attempted knitting twice in the past. The first time was a few years ago when I received a knitting dvd for Christmas. I completed a hideous scarf and put knitting aside when I lost patience with my mistakes. Last summer, I discovered that a few ladies in our neighborhood hold a knitting club once a month at different members houses. Perfect! Except for the fact that I had a premature newborn and a fuzzy brain (oh, and two other little ones!). My sister came down for the family reunion this past week and we took a trip to the yarn store. She cast on for me and knit a few rows while I drove us home. Later, I picked up the yarn and knit (messily) without help! I've completed my washcloth, but don't know how to cast off. I plan to take a walk to one of the knitting ladies to see if she can help me cast off and then cast on for my next one. I'd like a pile of knitted washcloths to wash my little ones with.

On to what we are reading: The favorite book in our home is currently Jenny and the Cat Club. We borrowed it from the library initially, but when the children begged to keep it, I gave in and ordered it from Amazon as a gift for Sugar Plum's namesday. It is a wonderful! And so captivating to my children! I have the others on my wishlist. For my personal reading, I plan on starting Our Church and Our Children, which I found on our recent trip to Saint Vladimir's Bookstore.

Join in the Yarn Along at Ginny's Blog, Small Things!

10 comments:

Tracey said...

Congratulations on finishing your first wash cloth. I'm sure one of your neighbor's can help you cast off. I used Youtube videos which helped in the place of neighbors.

Bethany said...

Good luck with your knitting! Once it stops being frustrating, it starts being SO fun. You'll love it when that happens.

Kate said...

I love knitting wash clothes! Since I have little ones, I just don't seem to have the patience for larger projects. And they are so handy to have around the kitchen (or bathroom) as well. I'm sure you will be a pro at it in no time.

~Kate

Luba said...

Good luck knitting. Washcloths are fantastic scrubbers - just throw them in the washing machine when you're done. I taught myself to knit a couple of years ago & found the best instructions on youtube.

elizabeth said...

Nice! My Oma knits all the time... :) I have yet to take it up and stick with it... maybe someday! :)

Love the car blessing pictures! esp. the little kids on bikes so CUTE...

have a great day!

Jen {Wife, "Mom", Knitter} said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting!

There are some great videos that could help you out if you can't get back to the yarn store right away.

I've found the videos here to be very helpful:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/

Best of luck to you!

Marfa said...
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Marfa said...

The washcloth is pretty...I did my first "yarn along" last week. I struggle with knitting (but did knit myself my first pair of socks this past winter)...and find crocheting so much quicker and more satisfying.

We'll see your little sister, Juliana, at St. Seraphim's camp very soon...it's been over 10 years since I was there last. My girls are now 8 and 10...and it'll be their 1st year there!!!

Courtney said...

You may need a copy of Handmade Home after all! ;-)

Bethany said...

I love knitting! It is a great stress reducers. As you get more accomplished you will enjoy making things for your little ones. I agree you should check out the videos on knittinghelp.com. They have helped with with advanced techniques and are easy to understand.

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