Friday, November 24, 2006

Knit 1, Purl 2?

If you are a knitter, you will understand my title. If not, don't worry about it, as it means nothing exceptional other than that I'm going to expound a tad about knitting.

What inspired this you ask? One of my pretty regular readers noted today in response to my mentioning knitting in my earlier post of today that I am working on a sweater. Key word there being "working," as I am not exactly a speedy knitter, nor am I that devoted to the hobby or projects I start, that I keep on working at 'em to get them completed!

But I do, when I am in the mood, usually enjoy trying to knit.

My reader wrote that she feels she can't really knit as all she has ever made, using that method, would be some long scarves, but she adds that she makes a really mean afghan.

I've made some afghans too in my day - crochet type, that is. Oh, almost forgot - I have knitted two afghans - both baby type though so they weren't huge projects which, if I were knitting a full sized afghan, the project would most likely ended up in my corner pile of things started and never completed! One I made in the late winter-early spring of 1980 and went to my friend, Kate, for her third (and last) baby! Do you feel honored Susan that you were one of two recipients of one of my knitted afghans? The other - which was a kind of lacy patterned baby afghan was given to the daughter of one of my Avon customers back in the early 80's.

But what triggered this posting here really was Skittles mention of making long scarves. And I was just wondering if she had tried to make the nifty boa type scarves using the really pretty "eyelash" yarns?

My Aunt Mary - the one who recently passed away - got me hooked two years ago this winter with making those scarves, using that type of yarn and I just love making them! They are soooo easy - well, once you get accustomed to the feel of the yarn and working with the really big needles and such. But if I start one of those type scarves, provided no one comes along to interrupt my train of thought, I can generally push one through to completion in a matter of only a couple of hours worth of work! My kind of project there for sure; fast and easy and pleasing to the eye when finished too!

And if anyone is interested in making scarves like I described above, just let me know and I will gladly give you the specs to make your own!


East of Oregon said...

I do not knit, but certainly am in awe of those that do! keep up posted on your project(s)... and happy Friday! :)

Mike said...

I knitted many years ago when my sister and mother were into it. They got me to learn a few simple techniques. I tended to go with more mechanical projects though.

Marsha Brofka-Berends said...

Thanks for stopping by, Jeni! I am completely in awe of your willpower: no stash enhancement in six months? Wow! You know, when it's difficult to get to a yarn store, there's always the Internet... :)