I don't do it well, but I'm getting the mechanics down. I learned how to cast on, knit, and purl yesterday. My friend sharkmeat showed me the basics. This practice swatch is just the knit stitch, which is apparently also called a garter stitch I think?
I'm slow as hell, my stitches are definitely uneven and I'm having trouble with tension, but I figure its not too bad since I only started practicing yesterday. Sorry this pic is blurry, but I included it so you can see my stitches. Knit socks here I come (umm, and I've already bookmarked Knitty, haha)!
You know, now that I'm learning to knit, I want to say that I've never understood the whole knit/crochet war thing. Why are some people so passionate that you can only do one or the other or you're a "traitor?" Give it up homies! Both are awesome fiber arts...can't we all just get along??
I'm a peacemaker....I've already combated racism by having a bi-racial kid (puerto rican and austrian). Now I'm going to combat fiber art prejudices by learning both! Does anyone have the urge to sing koom-ba-ya all of a sudden?
In the midst of all this practicing, I was looking through pics on my phone and realized I hadn't posted this awesome square. Its the Winter Rose 12" square by CroJulee. I was gifted this pattern by a sweet lady over at Crochetville during the Holiday in July swaps.
The square took a bit of time to make, but it was totally worth it. This is one of the prettiest squares I've seen. I think it'd make a great rectangular shawl. I used some left over Caron Simply Soft...can't remember the color.
Oh yeah...did I mention I'M ON VACATION!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't have to step foot back in the office for a whole lovely, splendid WEEK!! Monday we leave for the shore...can't wait!!!