Thursday, September 14, 2006

I have had three (SW, JT, SC) people try to teach me to knit. For some reason I can't do it and I feel like I am back in math class in 9th grade. Frusterated, behind, with a big L on my forehead.
So then yesterday when I get this oh so cool catalog it is like a reminder of what I can't do and made me want to learn even more. There are so many great things I would love to make!
If you are artist with the yarn sign up for this catalog, or even if you just love great catalogs and love color it will give you some great ideas.
I am not giving up on this knitting thing yet!
check out lisa's awesome purse she is knitting


Anne said...

I taught myself how to knit a few years back, I love it. Unfortunately I have a very short attention span so I have several half finished projects in my enormous knitting bag. As a matter of fact I started knitting baby blankets for my brothers twin babies. I'm not even half way done with the first blanket and the kids will be 3 in December. Let's just say I'm a little behind!!!

Amy said...

I taught myself to crochet when I was a feshman at BYU. All of our friends had a standing Friday night "date"--those of us who didn't have dates or other plans could gather mine and my roommate's room to watch movies and crochet. (We were a little group of homebodies!) It was so fun. I love yarn. There's this yarn/embroiderry shop in Sun Valley, ID that I love to go to. Sometimes I make Jeremy drive out there when we're visiting his parents just so I can go to that store. It's one of my really happy places! Now, I'm off to sign up for that catalog!

stacys said...

I'm with you Kristi! I have tried and tried to learn and I just can't do it! I am all thumbs. I bought a kit last year that says to start by making knit bookmarks because they are small and a quick finish. I'm haven't tried it yet because I know if they don't work then nothing will!!

Jill said...

I have no knitting skills at all. My mom tried to teach me a few years ago and I felt like I didn't have enough hands or coordination to make it work. It was very frustrating.

Elisa said...

I am not half as creative/crafty as you but I also struggled with knitting. Lisa J taught Darin and I at the same time. I have knitted 1 inch of a scarf and unpicked it. Darin has knitted Miriam a hat ($45 dollar hat because of the yarn we picked and the needles and such) a scarf, and a felted purse for me. He is kind of a closet knitter because of obvious reasons. He likes to knit during General Conference because it keeps him awake.

I have full confidence in your ability to learn. It just may require more concentration than your other crafts for awhile. Someday you can be like my Bishop's mom. She is too old to speak much or move, but if you put yarn and needles in her hands she starts rocking and creating!!

amanda said...

I totally agree, Kristi! I actually took a college course (that I had to pay for!!!) on knitting and I failed completely. I don't think I even got a barbie sized scarf finished. I tried so hard, but for me it too difficult. I suck at math, too!

Amanda said...

I can knit but I have a hard time finishing projects....I usually get distracted before I am finished. I am currently in the middle of knitting Liam a stripped college scarf with the UNCG colours to wear to an away soccer game we are going to in October (its only a half hour away in Winston-Salem at Wake Forest) but we'll see if it actaully every gets done. I am dreadful with crocheting though, have tried twice but can't seem to get the hang of it. Whuch really bums me out because I love crocheted baby blankets. I also am horrendous at math.