Friday, July 30, 2010

Knitting

Knitting has become my newest passion.

Don't get me wrong, I still crochet and not saying anything bad about crocheting, it's just that knitting looks so much more "put together", you know?
I love the patterns, the tiny little stitches, the way it just looks so "right".

A few weeks ago I got this crazy idea that I wanted to learn to knit.
Joanne's has classes but I didn't really want to get involved with the whole traveling back and forth thing so one day I You Tubed some beginner tutorials and in less then a week had this whole knitting thing down pat.

Is it difficult? Actually no. Believe it or not, all you need to learn is two stitches and everything just comes together after that.
It is way easier then crocheting, but, to be honest, the projects do take a lot longer. However, that being said, I love the projects so much more so it is for sure worth the extra effort.

After I practiced the two stitches {knit and purl} my main man, Karlio a/k/a Vinny, bought me two books at our local book store and Ba-Da-Bing, just like that, I've been on a roll.

So far, Adriana has at least six new super adorable hats for the winter.
Now, let's just hope we have another winter like last and she'll get tons of use of of them.
If not, playing "dress-up" will be in her future, cuz she's a wearing them and that's pretty much all there is to that. lol!

I'll have some pic's up real soon of the completed ones, this is from yesterday when I was finishing up a striped stocking hat.

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This little almost three year old "Firecracker Diva" is gonna look so stinkin' adorable.
Being a Gramma is one of life's greatest joys, I swear it. :0)



And yes, your right if your thinking there is nothing in this world that I wouldn't do for her, especially when she sends me lil' video clips like that. :0)

Have a beautiful day and TGIF everyone!!

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4 comments:

Shiela in NY said...

Hey, you've got lots to be proud of: great kids AND sweet grandkids!! :)

I don't know how to knit or crochet; looks like something I'll enjoy later in life...AKA retirement! I used to enjoy counted cross stitch but "gave that up" when our oldest was, oh, about 2 years old. I also used to play in a band and gave that up when he was, oh, about 5. Do we see a trend here?! Being a parent has a way of us adjusting our own lives, huh?! :)

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEKEND!

Amy said...

That video is absolutely precious Kim!!
You're knitting looks awesome - my 10 yr. old has gotten into knitting over the past several months, and loves it too. Can't wait to see all your creations.
Have a terrific weekend...

Dot O said...

Kim, I took up knitting a couple of years ago. I love it! I have the yarn and pattern to make Colleen one of those hats with the ear flaps and tassels. I think they are called Peruvian hats. Been working on a blanket for over a year know made up of knitted "granny squares".

Have fun with your new venture!

Kim said...

Dot,
Email me at: sparkly929@gmail.com
I have an awesome place you can join on-line for free. The patterns they have are TDF!!
Kim

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