Monday, July 02, 2007

Pointy sticks!!

So I've been working with pointy sticks (AKA - Knitting needles) for a couple of months now, on and off. Haven't worked with them very much - until today, just enough to get my tension kinda figured out on the garter stitch. Today, though, I decided to truly accquaint myself with the purl stitch, making a lovely stockinette stitch. And it's working! Knitting is a bit rougher on my hands than crocheting, but I have a n umber of projects I'd like to do that really do require knitting as opposed to crocheting, namely cables and lace. So off I go. Add to that the fact that my Grandma sent me a pair of her needles (number 4!!!!) and her vintage yarns.
So I'm off. Soon I'll post some pics.

3 comments:

Brandee said...

Congrats! It seems so fiddly at first but you'll get the hang of it. And oddly enough I found that after doing 2 crocheted baby blankets in a row after pretty much just knitting, that my hands were stiff from it. hrm.

Danielle said...

Way to go chickie!!! I knew you could do it. I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tracie said...

Yay with the pointy sticks. I'm getting there, just having too much fun with the designing right now. I've got the one blanket that's my night project. I need to get going on that again. :)