March 01, 2008


I actually managed to sneak in a little bit of knitting for myself lately. I am working on another DNA scarf.


And my buddy Heather shows up this week for her husband's homecoming ceremony (hooray!), so I have 110 squares for her Hand-Crafted Comfort.

Posted by Sarah at March 1, 2008 03:57 PM | TrackBack

Ooh! Ooh! Make one of these!

Posted by: deskmerc at March 2, 2008 10:41 AM

Lovely scarf! I'm thinking about taking up knitting, something nice and quiet to do when the kids are asleep that would require me to put down the laptop... any good suggestions for a newbie? Books to look at or something simple?

Posted by: lea at March 2, 2008 08:38 PM

Knitting is a wonderful hobby!! It's kinda rough to learn from a book, but it certainly can be done. If you're a feisty lady, you might like the book Stitch n Bitch :) My local library even carries it if you don't want to buy it. But it has lots of tips and a fun writing style. But really, any knitting book will do.

But a book alone won't cut it; I cannot say how highly I recommend the website She has free videos for all sorts of techniques, beginner to advanced. If you sit with the book and the videos, I think you'd be able to figure it out.

But you might be able to find a class locally for a decent price. My classes at Michaels were $15 for a two-hour session, in which you can learn all the basics. You might find something similar at a yarn store near you.

Good luck, and let me know if you take up knitting!

Posted by: Sarah at March 2, 2008 08:57 PM

lea - warning - knitting is highly addictive. Sarah's projects got me started, and now I JUST CAN'T STOP. I've made socks for my entire immediate family, a scarf for the husband (he wants one of those DNA scarves now), a doll sweater, two cabled purses, and some various practice things.

I might need a 12 step program.

Posted by: airforcewife at March 3, 2008 09:21 AM