Thursday, September 17, 2009

Resource for Bored but Beginning Knitters

When I was planning my wedding I came across some book that had a bunch of wedding-related knitting ideas. Mostly favors, gifts, etc. But this one also had a wedding gown. Can you imagine knitting a wedding gown?!? I think I would sooner pluck out my eyes and play ping pong with them.

I've been knitting on and off for about a year, and I enjoy doing things that are basically glorified squares (dishtowels, washcloths, coasters, etc) To the right we have a pretty basic scarf that I started for my mother-in-law last Christmas and didn't finish until yesterday. (I know, I'm bad. Especially since it was supposed to be her Christmas present and then her birthday present. Oh, her birthday is in April. Sorry Carla. ) I will have to make her a more interesting one someday. But hey... it was made with love. Still, I can't imagine knitting a sweater let alone a wedding gown (in case you didn't catch that from my eye-plucking comment.) Anyway, I digress.

I found this great book that shows you how to make really interesting looking scarves that aren't too complicated and don't loose my attention span. It's called Knitting New Scarves by Lynne Barr. It's got some really fun ideas on how to make something more than a glorified square. So if you like knitting, check out out. Winter is a-comin'. Now I just need to go get me some new yarn.

1 comment: said...

Ooohhh.... Carla's scarf came out beeeauutiful!! Nice going! Someday I'll show you mine that you helped me start. I'm calling it my holely-canoli red (yes... it does have a few holes