Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Time Has Come... end the dishcloth marathon! I have decided that I must expand my repertoire to include... something else. I don't wear hats (since I come from the planet Bignoggin) and I don't need mittens. I don't have enough nice yarn for a shawl that I would use, and socks... well, I don't think I am ready for socks.

I have narrowed it down to traditional slippers, made by knitting two pieces that are sewn together.

Not that I don't already have a lovely pair of felted slippers. No, my goal is to learn how to read a pattern and follow directions.

And to have a small project that I can easily tuck away, since all my other 'stuff' has been put away until after the shebang that is less than two weeks away!

I could continue with dishcloths, but I have been inspired by watching the Olympics, to try something new, to take a risk. After all, it's not like I am hurtling down a mountain at 80 miles an hour. If I screw up, I will just go back to dishcloths!


Iron Needles said...

You have a sister that has enough yarn to share with you, you know.

I'm excited for you. It's not rocket science.

Gaynell said...

Actually, that should be TWO sisters. I not only have enough yarn...I am willing to share!

Allie said...

Enjoy the knitting - [planet Bignoggin, you crack me UP]. I wish I could knit, it would be perfect for watching the Olympics!

Lynne said...

Good girl Jan! You can do this! Scarves can be easy or more complicated too. I know you don't need one in the desert, but you could always make one to give as a gift!

I got a great book for Christmas put out by the Interweave Press that has different knitting lessons by project. Lots of reading charts like doing counted x-stitch. It's called the Fearless Knitting Workbook. It's a great book!

Martha said...

Good for you! You are certainly branching out in your stitching with your new quilting skills and now new knitting. It's convenient that you have a sister who is an expert.