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.