November 29, 2009

what is it?

Can you guess what this is?

Is it,

(a) an eye patch?

(b) a mask to protect against the swine flu?

(c) a coin purse?

(above photos courtesy of Finn)


(d) MY VERY FIRST EVER KNITTING PROJECT??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you guessed (d), then



Yesterday while celebrating Thanksgiving with John's clan, my sister-n-law Kristin taught me how to knit.

She was so very patient.

I was so very awkard and clumsy, fumbling with the knots and needles.

It was a smidge harder than I thought!

But I had so much fun.

As soon as I got home, I raced off to Micheals for some yarn and knitting needles, before my new skill totally evaporated.

While there, a very sweet n' experienced knitting gal convinced me to get the bamboo needles. She said they were superior.

I bought them because they were pretty and would match all of my yarn.

Back at home, I fumbled once again. How to do that slip knot again? Am I casting* this on correctly? *Yes, I learned a fancy new word:)

I am in the process of trying to knit myself a small-ish scarf.

It looks like a green flag of surrender.

I realize my knots are not even at all. But I am not about to give up just yet!

I have no plans to become a mad knitter, but so far it is very fun and relaxing.

Now, if I can just figure out how to make my knots more uniform...


  1. omg..I would LOVE to learn how to knit...but I think that I would end up jabbing my eye out or!

    Congrats on the knitting..wooo hoo!

  2. Knowing you your projects will be perfect! Can't wait to see your finished scarf.

  3. Haha, I especially love the swine flu mask! :) I have been really wanting to knit also...I'm going to have to beg my sister (also a Kristin!) to teach me soon! Also, love that green yarn color!

  4. Great job, D! It looks just like a coin purse! I tried to talk Tacy into that green yarn, but it isn't what a 10 year old girl thinks is beautiful, sigh!

    You should get the knitting book by Klutz. Tacy has it and it's very good! Especially if you are a klutz, like I am. I knitted a few stitches with it, and I am totally knitting/crochet unteachable. They have it at Michaels for $25, but we got ours from Amazon for $13ish.

    BTW, you look so thin!

  5. Oh yay! I am so excited that you learned to knit afterall since I bailed on all you girls!!

  6. For knitting inspiration try Katie's SIL's amazing blog.

  7. I AM SO JEALOUS! I've been wanting to learn to knit for a while now and I'm supposed to be getting together with my friend and someone she knows to teach us. I'm dying to learn. I think it would be so much fun to have a knitting party sometime. :) Your project looks like it will be awesome! Yay!

  8. Dying here!!!! I love your little guessing game, and your pictures are so ... DAVI! Too cute and I can't wait to see it when you are done =) So so so so so cute =)

  9. It's looking great for your first go at it! Mine did not look that good in the beginning. A little tip. Uniformity is all about equal tension. Pay attention to how much you tug on the yarn after each knit or purl. You'll be a pro in no time.

  10. So exciting! I've "learned" to knit and crochet several times in my life, but I have no patience for it. Your "scarf" is looking great so far, so I have no doubt you'll catch on like a pro. When i see Lisa's creations, I always wish I would have pursued it with more vigor. :)

  11. you make me laugh! I love it! How exciting that you're learning to knit. And I am very impressed, I think your scarf looks FABULOUS so far. MUch better than I could accomplish, I'm sure :) Can't wait to see your future projects!

    Also, you are beautiful and oh-so-teeny-tiny.