I’ve wanted to learn to knit for a while now. More than just casting on. I learned how to crochet by my mom when I was 13 (1993) . I wanted to make a blanket for my first nephew who was due in March of 1994. My mom made one for me when I was born so she seemed like a good enough teacher… I did not have the patience for crocheting . My tension was too tight and I gave up in a few months. never finishing or coming close to making that blanket.
|Me at one with the blanket my mom made me.|
In the fall of 2011, Months after my mom passed of brain cancer I picked up loom knitting. Seemed easy and fun… and boy was it. A year after, I picked up my hook again , The same one my mom taught me with and I instantly felling love . I wish my mom was still here to see what I’ve made. She of course would be asking me to make a bunch of stuff for her..hehe and I would be happy to make it.
I see knitting as a huge challenge. I’ve tried it before and like learning to crochet for the first time at 13, I didn’t have the patience. Casting on was a breeze and I could do it all day but it wouldn’t get me anywhere. I’d just have a really long chain.
One of the things I wanted to accomplish this year was to learn to knit. But I need a project . I saw this Totoro graph in a ravelry group I am in . I can easily use it for a crochet project but I like the way it looks knitted.
I want to learn and I will accomplish something in the next few months. Like I need more projects! But I set my mind to it and it WILL get done 🙂
I hope you will follow my possibly short journey and if you are a knitter , share some tricks and tips.