Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I Am Knitting...Yes I Am!!!


Here is my plan.  I love yarn.  I love sheep.  I love buying yarn that is hand loomed and hand dyed and comes from sheep that are happy and content.  But I have no clue what to do with the yarn.  I can knit and I can purl but I am much happier just plain knitting.  I have recently learned from my sister Paula that the knit stitch that I so love and that I do so well is called a garter stitch.  So...I have been casting on 32 stitches to lovely wooden knitting needles.  And I have been knitting them into 12 inch squares...I think.  I don't really measure them...once I liked the way the very first one looked...I just line up the rest of them so that they are sort of close in size and that is one block. I think I am getting so good at this just plain knitting that I don't even have to really look at what I am doing.  I just knit away and I can tell when I am close to the right size and then I take it off the needles...believe me that is a whole other learning experience...thank you YouTube...I just stretch it a little until it is the right size...works for me...

Now...my sister thinks I am capable of much more when it comes to knitting but I do not want to press my luck.  I have watched her use all sorts of knitting paraphernalia.  Stitch holders and markers and even knitting needles that are flexible...not happening for me.  I have a huge bag full of these squares and pretty soon I am going to line them all up and see what I have.  I have lovely colors of squares and yarn from all over.  It is soft and plain and there are no dropped stitches yet.  I love my kind of knitting.  My sister Paula just called to tell me that there are tons of YouTube videos on how to sew your squares together...so there must be lots of other simple knitters out there enjoying my kind of pattern free knitting.



I dare you to find a dropped stitch or a mistake of any kind in my best work...Oh...the photo at the top of my post...that is from a yarn store that I love called NobleKnits.  I just bought that pattern because I think I can knit that.  It is totally a garter stitch and I am very proficient with a garter stitch.  I know I can do it. 

7 comments:

  1. Patty: These are the kind of squares I used to do to make doll blankets. Am trying to find one of them (looking in attic) and when I do, I'll show you so you can see how I put them together. Jane

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  2. Finally the page loaded. I can't knit, but I have crocheted in the past. I really might get back into that this winter. Oh, and you can find all sorts of issues in my work. :) LOL!

    Anyway, I think what you are doing is cool. You've lit a fire of interest in me...and maybe, just maybe, this winter, I'll get back into it.

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  3. Thanks, J.Kaye and Jane...I am finding it to be a relaxing pastime...I just spent $75.00 on more yarn...YIKES!!! So...I plan to knit squares for a while...Is my blog taking too long to load? I wonder why?

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  4. Patty, it wasn't your blog. It was either Facebook or the network thingy site that sends your feed to Facebook. All is well now. :)

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  5. Thanks,J.Kaye...all better now...

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  6. Patty-I didn't realize how talented you are with knitting. The Afghan is really very pretty, and flawless, no mistakes. I also love the pattern and color combo!

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  7. Elisabeth...no no no...I am not a talented knitter...the top photo is a pattern I just bought...I am simply doing the plain square on the bottom...sorry to confuse you!!!

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