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.


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. :)