Over the weekend the crafty Vix had a post showing all her lovely patchwork project. So I'd thought I'd post one of mine. I learned of knit about 10 years ago and got bored with garter/stockinette stitch. I have an old book of knitting patterns, so I decided the best way to learn a new stitch was to make a sampler. This is how it turned out, different yarns, different patterns. Who knew cables are pretty darn easy? Having been a sticther for years, it took me awhile to "get" knitting. What's with this: ssk, ptog,yo,skp, sssk? Why not writing it out in words? Sometimes I come across a direction and I'm pulling out all the knitting books to find out what the heck it means. Because I've been sewing for so long, I can pretty much look at what I'm making and know how to get the piece to the finished stage. A vest? No problem. Skirt or pants? No problem. Reading a knitting pattern, WTF? So I had to train my brain not to see the end, but to read along, knitting just what the direction said, and the piece would come out fine. Learning a new(useful) craft was fun.
PS: the cats love to snuggle in my knitted blankets