Sunday, April 4, 2010
Friend or Foe?
My idea to learn to knit was a fairly long process. I felt like knitting was for boring old people and that sewing cute little 1960's dresses was the thing for me. I then discovered I was forced to spend atleast 2.5 hours on bus a day....what can I do? you can't sew a whole dress on the bus!
So I am learning from the VERY beginning as I never had a crafty anyone around to teach me about this stuff. I went and found some vintage knitting patterns and bought some needles and started.
Tip 1. Invest in metal knitting needles. (I snapped my cute vintage ones 75% into a project and then had to frog it)
Tip. 2 Frogging is the name given to the process of unraveling knitted stuff.
Tip 3. You can RECYCLE wool. There's tutorials out there and if you start with a good knitted o0bject and the right know-how it is a piece of cake.
Tip 4. skimming over the vintage instructions won't insure you can atually do what the instructions say as they are usually worded for smart know-how not complete beginners.
I found an awesome blog.
check it out if you can.
Today I Made.