November 21, 2014
My first... knit
There is just one tiny problem: I actually don’t know how to do any of these things. Although I bought some wool once and inherited my grandma’s knitting needles and have a mum who resembles very much the craft goddess I aspire to become: I never really learned how to knit. That’s not to say I never knitted. I did. A couple of years ago I knitted (with the help of my awesome crafty mum) a hat for my Englishman. However the skill lasted only one Christmas season.
It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it, but that huge gap between my abilities then and the demands of the project. Really my mum did most of the knitting. You see, secretly I already dreamed of knitting patterned hats and scarves and sweaters, because I didn’t just want to knit something that I knew I wouldn’t like or need. I wanted to knit things that were useful and cute looking.
I probably would have stayed in that limbo forever, but then last May (yes I thought about knitting even in the summer!) I found this picture online and immediately knew: that’s it! My first knit. It seemed easy enough, cute and totally useful. So after some hours on you tube researching again how to do a slipknot, cast on, do the knit stitch AND the purl stitch and how to cast off again, may I present you: my very first headscarf! (Full tutorial here)
If you want to learn how to knit, here is my advice: Start with a headscarf. They are cute, easy enough to make and teach you all you need.
Happy knitting folks, I am off to finish another headscarf.