Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Knitting...Just Because

My latest little obsession...I'm taking a knitting class at our shop. We're working out of The Sweater Workshop book by Jacqueline Fee.

I'm making this contraption. Everyone asks what it is, and I have to explain that it's absolutely nothing. The author calls it a sweater sampler.

While working my way up the sampler, I'm learning different types of ribbing.

I've learned to change colors, add a little sweatshirt style pocket, and do different types of increases and decreases (all things I did not know how to do before this class).

This last week I learned to do two color work in a pattern. I don't know if I'll be making a sweater when I finish the class, but I do feel confident that I can do a wider variety of knitting projects than just the knit/purl scarves that I've made in the past.

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

3 comments:

Mary St. John Nielsen said...

I'm intrigued by your creation. It looks sort of like a Dr. Seuss character.

Messy Karen said...

this is the silliest thing i have seen in a long time. but you just need to know all these things. eventually.

Taryn said...

I enjoy knitting. It is much easier than applique to carry along while traveling and you don't have to panic that TSA will confiscate your needles like you do with scissors. I like the sampler idea. You can try things out without committing to a full blown project.