I am starting a tutorial on my blog about Knitting. I think that it is a craft that a lot of us are afraid to start especially if you don't have anyone to teach you in person. As long as you have the patience to try and of course start over again and again you can also learn to knit! I started knitting when I was in high school, my mom taught my sisters and myself. Now, when I say I started knitting, simply, I mean that my mom casted on the first couple rows of stitches and I continued the rest in a straight line until I need to bind off and then handed it back to my mom to finish. :)
Before I got married I lived with Amy and she is a gurue of knitting! We would be watching tv or movies and she would be knitting socks, a baby hat for her newborn neice, hats, gloves... you name it! I was fascinated but it just looked way to complicated for me to comprehend.
Last christmas my mom gave me a wonderful book that has both knitting and crocheting patterns. I read the introduction on how to cast on & knit different patterns but I was still unable to comprehend how to read the patterns (since they seem to be like reading spanish for the first time) and I couldn't get out of my rut with only making simple knit scarves.
That was until I start utilizing the internet! During christmas break I started watching youtube tutorials. The first was, how to cast on with knitting. Next was how to purl. Next was how to knit and purl every other row. Next was how to use circular needles and so on.
Start by having the button end up at chest level.
Circle scarf around head once and put button through button holes.
Tuck into a jacket as you zip it up.
(Of course I don't wear my scarf with my sweaters it's just to show what it looks like tucked in. :)
Seriously, my favorite scarf of this past fall season! I love the color I picked and it's made from alpaca so it's super soft and not itchy. I believe the yarn cost me 6.50 a peice and I used two skeins (balls) of 250 ft so $13.00 plus 1 pk. button at .99cents so $13.99 for my scarf plus the satifaction that I can say I made it when people comment. :)
Time to make one up for winter time!
*My tutorial will be added to to top of my blog next to the home page button.