Woohoo..I learned to knit (sort of)


I shared my knitting needle thrift store haul in an earlier post. Actually my grandpa had picked them up thinking they were crochet hooks. He’s actually done this twice and I’ve yet to get thrifted crochet hooks. This was totally fine with me since I always said that would be motivation to learn. I saved them for two years and would look at them every now and then.

Well, today I worked up the courage. I usually go with written tutorials, but they weren’t making any sense so I went to YouTube and clicked the first tutorial that popped up. I watched Absolute Beginner Knitting by Expression Fiber Arts about 5 times, and probably started my first row of stitches about 10 times. I was happy when I had semi successfully made 3 rows of stitches. The real inspiration for spending two hours on the couch for one teeny tiny swatch is socks. I’m so jelly of the pictures of knitted socks that keep popping up everywhere. And I already have a ball of sock yarn waiting..I just need some more practice first (and to figure out the weird thing that keeps happening with my slip knot..can it count like a stitch in crochet? Hmm..).

Woohoo!

When I Learn to Knit

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I have only been crocheting for a little over a year, so I don’t think I’m quite ready to learn to knit yet, but I know I will be sometime in the near future. When that time comes I will be prepared thanks to my wonderful grandpa. He’s a treasure hunter like myself and was the one who showed me the joy of finding a bargain. We used to shop yard sales all the time when I was young. Every time I visit he always has a pile of treasures for me. At Goodwill the other day he found me a whole load of knitting needles, yarn, and thread for $3!!

Along with the needles came a box of various tan and light pink yarn, which can be washed and used. Somebody bought yarn for a project and never finished?? Until the day I learn to knit these lovely vintage needles will be shown off in a mason jar. 🙂

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