Pretend the little stinker Fergie hadn't just ducked into the hidey.
I think I first learnt how to knit when I was five. I was quite terrible at it, I added stiches as the mood struck me, I split wool, I dropped stitches, and my scarves were this wibbly wobbly mess that I wouldn't put on my worst enemy.. not that I ever finished any!
Having followed Shell over at Raspberry Rabbits and Donna over at Lavender Rabbits and their glorious creations for a while now, I finally decided to get back into the crafting world. I enjoyed tapestry work but if you've seen the price for preprinted tapestries, you'd know why I decided to give knitting another go!
Up above is the first knitting creation I have ever finished! Its not perfect .. a couple of the squares are a bit retangular because I lost track of how many rows I'd knit .. and I may have miscounted stitches.. but its passes the casual muster AND it keeps my neck warm. :) It's made from reclaimed wool (donated via Full Circles) and rather abused bamboo needles.
So thank you Shell (Happy Birthday!), Donna, my very patient mother who answered 5,000 knitting questions 10,000 times, and Penny Dablin over at The Knitting Site. (With bonus of her beautiful accent patiently explaining everything via video!)
I kind of want to learn Intarsia Knitting now.. but I figure one ambition at a time. Next is a blanket for my bed. :) All my blankets are twin sized .. My bed is queen. I figure I may actually have it finished before winter sets in again. (Ahahaha. The scarf took me a year and two months.)
The gerbilly opinion is about the same as the lagomorphic, I'm sure. "Okay, so can we chew on it and make a nest of it now?"