April 19, 2006


Look at this bunny's feet! Happy Easter indeed!

And Kelly found the most wonderful project: The Binary Hat

I really enjoyed reading this blog post about teaching other people to knit. I have taught many people, and most of them have continued knitting. I love that. Erin and Kelly were the funniest though. They came to me and said, "We want to learn to knit. Teach us to make socks." Seriously. That was their very first project. No scarves for them. They didn't learn to purl or cast off for ages! Nothing like starting with the hardest project.

I've been thinking a lot lately about branching out. I've knitted English for nine years, and I really want to learn continental. But every time I try, it's so awkward that I just switch back. But all knitting is awkward in the beginning; I just need to push through the pain and learn it.

Then I could knit standing up!

Posted by Sarah at April 19, 2006 06:03 AM | TrackBack

Eww! Why would you want to knit standing up? :)


Posted by: Erin at April 19, 2006 06:25 AM

The binary hat is the coolest!

Posted by: Vonn at April 19, 2006 02:06 PM

Here's one from a Jersey Knitter.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at April 21, 2006 06:57 AM

My friend's sister in law taught my 6 year old to finger knit while we were all on vacation a few years ago, and she loves it. On the flight home she knitted a rope (a belt? a scarf?) that was literally 20' long.

Posted by: pedro at April 22, 2006 12:21 PM

Just wanted to let you know that I FINALLY picked my knitting back up this week. We are making a long car trip across the U.S. and I am so happy to have something to keep my hands busy! I been feeling so guilty every time you talk about your knitting students - I haven't touched my blanket since Gabi was born - but you'll be happy to know, that I'm back on track. Too bad I didn't work on this more while you were still around to teach me some new stuff! Oh well... guess I'll have to resort to learning on-line like Vonn! Miss you! Good luck with your move!

Posted by: Jen D at May 2, 2006 01:41 AM