Monday, January 03, 2005

completely knitless

it may come as a surprise to some of you that i don't know how to knit.

yes, it's true. i'm without this skill. i can crochet though. er, kind of...

anyway, learning to knit is one of my new years resolutions. (along with 1) read 150 books 2) move the f### out of memphis 3) move the f### out of memphis and 4) well, you see where this is going...)

i'm using stitch and bitch to learn the new craft. the patterns are terrific! and the instructions seem to make sense so far.

i'm heading to yarniverse this week to pick up assorted knitting things and some needles (size 8, 14" single pointed, straight and a set of size 17 straight needles).

any experienced knitters out there have any recommendations for needles or other kit that i might need to get started?


Aine said...

OMG, I'm so excited to hear this! I can just imagine the stuff you'll make, with your inherent craftiness.

If you end up loving knitting like I do, you'll probably want a set of Denise interchangable needles. They're around $40, but you get every size from 5-15, and they can be used as either straight or circular needles.

I can't wait to see your first project!

r4kk4 said...

somehow, i doubt my projects will look as good as yours though, d'! you're a fantastic knitter!

i, uh...well, when i crochet? sometimes i end up making mac and cheese instead of something made of yarn. i don't quite understand how that happens...(laughing!!)

thanks for the tip! i HOPE that i can get the hang of knitting! if i do, i'll be sure to pick up that set!

(thanks for being so supportive too! you're so sweet!)

Lisa B. said...

Nooooo! Not you, too! I hate knitting. I'm anti-knitting. Knitting is evil!

Crocheting is kinda cool, though.

r4kk4 said...

but...but...i'm goint to learn how to do it so i can make sculptural knitted things! like skulls and...cats?

ok, i don't know exactly WHAT i'm going to be making yet, but it' gonna rock!

just as soon as i figure out what the hell i'm doing...

i think i need three hands....

Nyx said...

hey! you copying my new years resolutions?? Evil commie spy chick. Actually I saw THE best vid on MTV (ok, ok I watch it from time to time in the vain hope that I will see a cool video, or failing that, I can make spiteful cynical comments about the state of modern society - always a lot of scope for that). It strikes me that I might be turning into a crotchety (crochet-y) old gran before my time. Anyway, the vidoe was pretty much made up entirely of knitted props. Think it was a kiwi vid. Kiwi music videos rock.

r4kk4 said...

your new year's resolution is to get the f### out of memphis too? craaaazy!

(heh heh!)

there's nothing wrong with knowing how to do everything.
(wait, did i just reveal my plan for global domination!? crap!!)

what i meant to say is, crafty stuff is good to know because you never know when you're going to need to knit your way out of a situation.

i guess...

it wasn't the michel gondry video on mtv was it? because that one was crocheted and COOOL!