A Knititng Diary

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Why I Knit June 2, 2008

About a year ago, maybe even two, I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet and then knit.  My mom is more of a cross stitch kinda gal, but has knitted and crocheted some fabulous pieces as well.  Plus I have this habit of finding amazing sweaters and then silently thinking to myself “I could knit that” knowing full well that I don’t have the ability to knit it, but the want is there.  Honestly my first few attempts at knitting and crocheting were all crap.  Big pieces of ugly crap.  I even gave it up for a bit to give myself some breathing space and recollect my energy.  Finally, about a month ago, I took it back up.  The sweater tank I had chosen as my first project was a bad idea.  Me, a beginner, knitting with circular needles?  Right.  Like I said, bad choice.  I settled on a pattern I found online at Lion Brand Yarn and began with gusto.  From there I taught myself how to purl, do cable stitches, seam sides, and be patient with myself.

So, the reason for this blog is to have a place to write down my projects, where I’m at, what I’ve finished, what I feel frustrated with (a lot probably) and then pictures of completed projects.  Most everything I knit will be from a free pattern I’ve found online and I will be sure to post links to each pattern.


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