Saturday, September 25, 2010
Knifty Knitty !
When you are excited about something you sure are . Last saturday I bought a crochet kit from walmart and tried to do it . I always envied those who have some form of crafty hands. Few hours in to the learning process using the DVD that came along the kit I was really frustrated. Exactly where you need to understand if the needle has to go under or the thread has to be looped , the DVD showed no detail. Then I thought may be there will be some videos on You Tube . I did see some but one video after another I somehow jumped to a video on loom knitting. I watched many videos on loom knitting till I fell asleep. I was dreaming of knitting hats,scarves,blankets and what not. Next day I went back to walmart and bought a knifty knitter kit and came home to my previously bought yarn. I had lunch and thought i will start.
Playing the video for every step I finished my hat in less than 2 hours. By monday evening i had finished a hat with a different pattern. Tuesday I had courage to make for my neighbors son , who was excited to show it as a face mask.A week went by all i thought was about knitting. There is a reason for this. The kit i got was like a knitting for the dumbest of the dummies. Although there is limitation as to how much you can do.I am all exited about my new found hobby.
The funny thing is I feel I am in a invisible circle of sisterhood,despite the video i watched was by a man. I visited few yarn stores in the area and looked for ideas and price check. I struck conversations with strangers and shared coupons for yarns etc in the past week.
While I am still in the learning process I finished my first scarf and my husband gracisouly accepted it. So in one week I went from not knowing anything on knitting to making 3 hats and a scarf. Still knitting my way through.