Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Calling all knitters!


Yesterday my grandma gave me some knitting needles.

Today I bought some yummy yarn with the help of a nice lady that I cornered and accosted with yarn related questions.

Now, I need to learn how to knit.

I found a tutorial on You Tube, by Thread Bangers, but I'm struggling and...um... swearing. Any tips?

26 comments:

Jaqueline said...

Hello...I've left you a little award on my blog, I hope you can come over and check it out!=D

Chari said...

That is one thing I put down on my list of things to learn this year and I haven't done it yet! Think I can learn how to knit in between making 2 Christmas stockings? lol

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

I just found your blog....and sorry, I am no help. But someday I want to learn to knit too.

Daffy said...

I'd love to learn too! I really want to knit fun winter caps for my daughter. She loves to wear hats and I'm goofy enough I'd love one for every outfit! LOL...better take some pictures as you go so you can show us how wonderful you are. And Knitting ain't Knitting if you're not swearing while you do it. That's the extent of the knitting knowledge... LOL

Amo said...

I took a knitting class once. I went to one class, practiced, didn't enjoy it and couldn't remember what I had learned, didn't understand it, so I never went back. That is the extent of my knitting knowledge. That I'm not smart enought to do it.

Sincerely, Jenni said...

I've always wanted to learn how to knit! I've tried to teach myself from books, but I must be incredibly stupid.

I am actually thinking about taking a class on it.

Cherie said...

I'm a knitter and crocheter. There are some really great how-to knitting videos at http://www.knittinghelp.com/
You could also check out The Knit Witch on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/theknitwitch#p/u

I also came across a site called Ravelry.com There are some really great forums where you can get a ton of help from people. If you end up being a knitting addict, you can also keep track of your stash of yarn, what needles you have, etc. It's a great community.

Feel free to email me with any questions you have! I'm no expert by any means but I'd be happy to help you in any way I can.

That's beautiful yarn, btw. :)

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

There are a ton of small yarn stores and craft stores that have free lessons. Check near you and I'll bet you find one.

I love knitting but haven't had much time for it the past couple of years. Now you have me wanting to get back into it!

JamieLynn said...

Sorry I don't knit, I crochet. There are a lot of knitted items I'd like to make so I figured after I get good at crocheting I'll move to knitting. Let us know how it goes.

Flory said...

I took a knitting class years ago. Bought a bunch of fancy needles and gadgets, and never knitted again. I prefer to crochet, probably because it's easier for me.

Have fun learning!

JamieLynn said...

I wanted to say to Sincerely, Jenni's comment

You're not stupid. I think that knitting and crocheting are best learn from a person or at least a video. I started learning crochet from a book and made tons of mistakes but after I got my computer I found a crochet site that had video instruction and I've been whizzing right through. Also I've been told that knitting is harder to get the hang of than crochet.

Susan Fobes said...

Well... I tried to learn to crochet and knit and, let's just say my kids don't own any handmade sweaters, and there are know aghans lying around my house-"all thumbs" people don't have a chance! Good luck with it!

Susan Fobes said...

Man-I have to put my contacts back in! (You know that "know" should be "no" and aghans should be afghans... Time for bed!)

Christie O. said...

yah i tried to learn knitting and gave up for the crochet. no help here i know. ;)

brainella said...

Gorgeous yarn. I hate knitting. Always wanted to learn. Took a class and then never wanted to do it again. Went back to crocheting and am happier for it. :) Good luck!

Noelle said...

i don't know how to knit, either, but i'd love to learn. it's becoming a lost art...good luck! let us know how it works out!

Janie B said...

Sorry...I only crochet.

Rianna and Eli s Mommy said...

ooh! thats pretty yarn!!!!

um, i'm not so great with tips either... but hey, if you decide to give knitting a try, i can sure help there!!! :D

The Waylaid Wordsmith said...

Sorry...struggling and swearing is about as far as I got with learning to knit. I stick with my sewing machine and leave the knitting to my mother.

Good luck!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I don't know how, either, but I've always wanted to learn. Let us know how it goes, the yarn is gorgeous!

Holly said...

I knit (if you want to call it that..I have made like 3,000 scarves). I had someone to teach me, but the Klutz book worked really well as a refresher.

Holly

prashant said...

just found your blog....and sorry, I am no help. But someday I want to learn to knit too.
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blueviolet said...

I want to take a class someday!

CanadianMama said...

Hey! My sister is a hard core knitting geek. Her site could probably help you!
http://tangledarts.com/

When did I become my Mom said...

Don't knit, can't seem to get the hang of it. I can crochet though... The ravelry site looks really good!

panamamama said...

I used to knit in college but have so forgotten how. Got out my needles a few months ago and managed a chain and that was it! Got a book at the library and got more frustrated- then a lady at the library said that they have an older woman who comes in and teaches people there and at a local yarn store (FOR FREE!) When I get a spare hour maybe I'll head that way.

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