Someone on the Baltimore Craigslist posted an advert asking for help about “learning to knit”. They were asking if anyone could teach them in person. I figured instead of going through the hassle of waiting for someone to reply, I’d throw some links to good resources the persons way to help out. I wrote out this looooooooong e-mail about “knitting” and went back to read the posting to see if I’d missed anything. Boy did I ever. Though “knit” was in the title of the posting, the person actually had a crochet needle.
Thankfully, all of the links I sent also had extensive stuff on their sites regarding crochet. Speaking of, I should probably get back to the Idiot’s Guide to Knitting and Crochet 3rd Edition. Between learning to crochet, and learning more about knitting, it’s going to be a busy few weeks. I’m game for it though. I’ve got my Glenn Miller and Queen (Freddy Mercury era thankyouverymuch!) music loaded. 🙂
I did manage to FU Tree’s hat twice, but I made a good recovery at the last minute in both instances. The first faux pas, I had to rip out a good ten rows and slip eighty stitches back onto a pair of 16″ circular needles. 😀 <–not a “happy” happy face.
With the other, I missed a stitch and just went back with the needle until I got to the messed up part. Evidently, I didn’t join the colors properly and it made a big hole in the work. Heh, if he only knew how much I put into this hat. The scarf was easy compared with this. I just kept knitting on my 29″ circulars until it was done. I would have been better off with a pair of 18″ circulars.
This though…I want free French lessons for LIFE off of this!
LOL, just kidding. He’s cool enough that, despite the hardship, I don’t mind doing this for him with or without the lessons. I am happy that it’s almost done though. It frees me up to do Sophie’s scarf and then my hat and scarf before Winter sets in.