I have always wanted to learn to knit. It seemed too hard and I always put it off saying I’ll get to it later. Well, later is here.
I have since torn out all of this work because it wasn’t like I wanted it. It is all about practice, practice, practice. This was my third attempt but I think the next one will be good enough to actually become a scarf for my son.
Yesterday, I was searching for a scarf for my son at the only clothing store in our village. The owner had not even one scarf for boys. So, she suggested I knit one. I thought about it for about two seconds and decided why not? If I couldn’t knit one I could always crochet one.
My mother taught me to crochet when I was seven. I have never complete even one thing I started but I do know how to do it.
I left the store with a roll of gray yarn for Boy Blue and a roll of pink yarn for one of the girls. Today, I went back and bought another roll of grey because I am going to knit two balls of yarn at once to make the scarf heavier for my son. I, also, bought a lovely pink roll along with a roll of off-white yarn for Angel. I will either send it to her for her birthday in a few weeks or have it ready for Christmas. It all depends on how well I catch on to knitting.
I can see why there are so many knitting blogs out there.
It is addictive.
I found out that Swiss schools teach children (I am not totally sure about if boys are included) to knit. I wish I had learned how to do it in school.
So, how did I do learn to knit? Online. In less than thirty minutes.
I did a search on Google and found some sites with descriptions and photos on how to cast on and knit. However, I was still having some trouble. I am a visual person and decided I needed to see someone else doing it. Another search on Google took me to videojug (Life explained. On film.) which is a website that shows people through video how to do things like how to tie a tie, put on a condom, yoga and knitting. It is a great resource and I would recommend it to anyone who like me needs a visual aid when learning.
Here is a link to the video on videojug for learning to cast on from there you can find the other knitting videos in the related films box on the right side of the video.