Friday, March 19, 2010

A finish and taking the plunge part 2

Hi everyone. Just a quick little post today as I am heading into a busy weekend. Its a beautiful sunny day here, and I've got another finish to share.  The 30's baby quilt is done!

So this brings my finishes from the BLCE list up to more down several to go...but at least I'm still moving forward :cD

Now to part two of taking the plunge. I know I visit many blogs where I've seen beautiful sweaters, socks, and other awesome knitted and crocheted items and say "one of these days I'm going to learn." Well, "one of these days" finally came.  When I was at Jo-Anns the other day looking for fabric (nothing jumped out at me though) I wandered over to the yarns and such and found a little teach yourself to knit book that came with needles as well. I knew I had yarn at home (I usually have some for embellishing and simple ties like for a pancho I made) so I went ahead and bought the book.  Now mind you its nothing fancy or anything, but I have learned the simple knit stitch :cD

Like I said, nothing fancy and not perfect, but its a start, and I'm pretty happy with it.  The little book is pretty cool...clear instructions, good illustrations, and goes through things in logical step by step order.  Now I am practicing the purl stitch, and am just going to practice the simple stuff before I try anything else.  But hey, I'm pretty darn excited :cD
 Well, here at the Country Mouse homestead, weekend = work for me.  I'm going to try to squeeze in time for fun stuff between my shifts, and try to keep making progress. Hope you all have a great day! Warmest country wishes.


Sweet P said...

Good job on the knitting! Have fun playing with sticks and yarn.

Bev C said...

Good luck with the knitting, I can see an addiction coming on!!! Have fun with it. Happy days.


QuiltedSimple said...

Looks fabulous on the knitting. Great job! If you get the 100% cotton yarn (Peaches and Cream) from JoAnns or Walmart (it's 1.49) you can make dishcloths while you practice, which last way, way longer than the store brought ones. I love the quilt - I think it's one of my favorites:)