Thursday, April 17, 2014

learning to knit again

I have been having trouble knitting for the past couple months. For some reason, it just isn't clicking with me anymore. In the past, I have knitted up fingerless gloves, hats, baby blankets, and scarves. I even ventured out once to make crocheted amigurumi. How I did it? I don't know! I keep messing up my stitches in the middle of my work, and therefore have to start over (since I don't really know how to unravel to a certain stopping point yet).
I don't want to give up on knitting. I've been doing it for almost 10 years,  and still don't really know what I'm doing. It's basically the only thing that I'm really interested in when it comes to crafts. I love the idea of creating something from nothing. I love the way that it looks. And I want to be able to do it!
That's why I am going to go back to the basics. I'm going to try to knit throughout this whole year. Hopefully in doing so, I will increase my skills, and knit some cool things while doing it. My first project? A simple infinity scarf.

1 skein worsted weight yarn in your favorite color
US size 10 knitting needles(I like to use circular needles, because they don't get in my way)

1. Cast on 28 stitches.
2. Knit 1, purl 1 across.
3. Repeat until scarf is about 4ft long.
4. Join ends together using the mattress stitch.

Don't forget to have fun!