I find it hard to sit still. Oh, I can sit there fairly still, but my hands are movie. Maybe my feet. But more often than not it’s my hands. This is in part to an OCD tick I have nick named derma. But that’s not what I’m talking about. What I’m getting to is that TV has been good for my knitting.
Ages ago when I was still playing roller derby, my derby fiance (think your best friend) gave me a book of roller derby themed knitting projects. It was so cool!
….Except I had no idea how to knit….
I have slowly learned how to knit over the years. I’ve mastered the scarf. I can do fingerless gloves if it’s a simple pattern. I’ve been slowly pushing myself to learn how to do more stuff. It’s been interesting!
I was able to finish up two scarf projects I’ve been messing with for a while. One was a super simple knit and purl scarf in a silvery gray, really soft knit. I probably started this project, oh, I don’t know, months ago, and just never finished it. I fiiinnnaaallllyyyy finished it, and though I want to add some fringe, just because it’s better with fringe.
For a while now I’ve wanted to do a super stripy scarf, and I did it! This was a nutty project just because in the knitting process all the strings get criss crossed and it’s stinking nuts to get complete. I have no idea what I’m doing with this one. I like the colors, but I so don’t need to keep another knitting project. This one needs to go to someone that’s not me!
Then I decided to do a more lace-work type project. It’s a scarf, I know, another one, but the knit was really cool. I’m not sure if the picture really shows it. I did it with a sock yarn that goes from white to gray to charcoal. It’s neat! And another scarf that needs to be a gift, for sure!
I’ve felt a little braver since the lace scarf turned out so well, so I decided to make a beanie. I’d tried to make a few some years ago, and they were horrible. Just little knitted bowls or sacks that happened to be head shaped. I was nervous when I sat down to knit this super simple pattern, and soooooo very happy when it came out well! At least this one has a built in home. Just so happens I know a person who pretty much collects beanies. He wears them quite well, doesn’t he?
I was trying to decide what to knit next, and I stumbled across this fingerless glove pattern I was developing. It’s a mix and match of these stitch pattern ideas meets some buttons in a shape that would also wrap really well around the arm. I’m still working the pattern out. My friends have graciously agreed to accept whatever gloves I knit, lol. They’re so kind! I’m actually kicking around the idea of writing the gloves into a current book and making the pattern a book bonus feature. I know not everyone knits, but I’m having so much fun with it!
I’ll be knitting gloves for a while, but here’s hoping all this practice gives me the skills and confidence to move onto something else! Oh, and here’s also a hope that my yarn stash doesn’t try to eat me…
If you’re a fellow yarn enthusiast, I’ve recently rejoined the knitting social site, Ravelry, so if you’re a member — friend me! [profile link]