Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Knitting 101

Today was a good knitting day. I had the urge to start a new project, so I did. I pulled out my brand new #11's and the true red in my SAL stash and started a scarf. I was reading Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers and it was the first project in the book. I am enjoying how easy it is to do this one. No, I am not very fast yet but I am finding the alum needles much easier to glide the yard on than the bamboo ones. My dd and I talked about this and she commented that it also was the type of yarn I was using being the true red is mohair and the other "don't know what." I am very pleased with the progress and hope to finish in the next day or two. I need to figure out how to hold the yarn though, because I am not comfortable with my current positioning and this maybe why I've never actually knitted ~ the ackwardness of position. I am confident I'll get the hang of it and that will help to increase my working speed. ;D

The following is my inventory of tools. I hope to add to the supplies as I go along, but here is what I have:

~ Hooks ~
1 ea (alum) D
1 ea (alum) E. F, H, J, K
4 ea (alum) G *fav
2 ea (alum) I
1 ea (alum) I afghan
1 ea (bamboo) G, L
1 ea (plastic) M
1 ea (steel) 0, 1, 7, 8, 9, 10

~ Needles ~
1 set (alum) 7, 8, 10 long
1 set (alum) 10, 11 short
1 set (bamboo) 4, 5, 11, 13
1 set (plastic) 17
4 sets (alum) 3 double pointed
1 set (alum) 7 circular
2 sets (plastic) 19 circular

~ Craft Needles ~
various ones for cross-stitch and needlepoint to include 3 tapestry (2 metal/1 plastic)

I don't think I own any knitting books but have lots of patterns, a couple of crochet books, access to lots at the library and a growing wish list. ;D

Thats all for now. Have a great evening!

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