Thursday, August 03, 2006

Knitting Fever

Yesterday I learned the basics of how to knit. I know how to cast on and do the knit stitch. I took a class at this yarn shop called Holy Threads. It is a beautiful store not too far from my house and the store itself is in a beautiful old house. In the class I would learn how to knit a scarf using this awesome yarn called Noro. Now, I had attempted to learn to knit once before at this yarn shop in Pacific Grove, and for some reason it just didn't stick. I think it was because the yarn was red and boring, and the needles were slippery. By the time I got home from that class I had forgotten everything I had supposedly been taught. But this time when I saw the yarn I was determined to learn, so I went to this class. I was the only one there, and I was taught by the shop owner herself, a lovely woman named Chris, or Cris, or maybe Kris, whatever, she was a great teacher. She was very encouraging and patient, and we had a lovely two-hour visit while I was learning how to knit. I feel like I made a friend! AND I learned how to knit! Double-bonus! Here is the picture of the beautiful Noro yarn, it's from Japan, and very artistic with lots of different colors and textures:

And here is the scarf so far. I think crocheting a scarf using this yarn would work too, and probably would go a lot faster, but learning how to knit will open up lots of projects so I'm excited about it, I feel like I'm part of a club.

Knit on!

1 comment:

Faythe said...

Now I'm going to HAVE to make Rayleen teach me now to knit when she comes up here. I don't want to be left out!

Can't wait to see the finished scarf!