Sunday, February 15, 2009

Namaste!

Hi Bloggy Friends!

Wow, I have missed you. Tons has happened but it is time to start again, and flip to a new leaf!
So once again I am going to start blogging daily, of course that means the posts will be short and meaningless, but hey my lifes pretty normal, (right?).
I have been trying to maintain two blogs (one was deleted today), not to mention work, school, and my newest obsession... So we all know that I am a reader who finishes books at an alarming rate... well last year I was given, and I devoured in six hours The Friday Night Knitting Club and decided I had to learn how to knit, so....

Speaking of new obsessions, yesterday I started my knitting lessons at the Knitterly.
In addition to starting my classes (my christmas gift from hubby), saturday was also Valentins Day and wow did I get a treat.... hubby bought me a new purse/knitting bag that looks like this (Namaste Newport in Peacock), and today he is getting me a needle clutch, but I get to pick that out. I think I am going to go for the Hollywood Pink. The rest of our first Valentines days consisted of dinner from our favorite sushi restaurant, and a marathon of lovey dovey movies.

Okay so Lesson #1 consisted of the following:
Reading the packaging on yarn- determining the fiber content , recommended needle size Washing Instructions and length.
Types of needles available (lucky me I already have a full size set of Clover Bamboo also from my darling husband at Christmas)-which is why I need the clutch!
Learning the differnt ways yarn is packaged (hank, skein, ball)
Spinning a hank of yarn into a ball of yarn.
Casting on a new project
The Knit/Garter Stitch
I attached a couple picutures of my new purse, and how far I am on this weeks project.




my new purse/knitting bag the Newport by Namaste
my in-progress dishcloth

Next Week we learn how to bind off a project, another new stich and then onto making a scarf.

7 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

I love to crochet and always wanted to know how to knit, but after screwing up too many times, I began to feel like a failure. So I never learned.
Maybe I should try again.

S. said...

i will have to read that book now! and your progress looks great!

LiLu said...

I love that purse! Gorgeous.

Snow White said...

Last summer I wanted to learn how to knit. No old people I knew could teach me! Saddness...

I left you some homework on my blog that will keep your new daily posts coming!!

Lil' Woman said...

I want to learn how to crochet and knit & sew...what would you recommend as the best way of learning? Book, class, something else??

The Pink Chick said...

Good luck with your knitting! It looks like you are off to a great start!!!!

Tina said...

I am thinking about taking up knitting!

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