Knit Knit Knit

After a relatively strong posting run, I went away again! Well, not away away — I wish! — just blog away. Work has been busy (and getting more so), but one of the main reasons I’ve been posting so infrequently is that I’ve been knitting! Yes, knitting. It was all rather spur of the moment, but I decided to pick up knitting again. Or start knitting. Maybe somewhere in between, given that the last time I tried knitting was in ninth or tenth grade, and I had to relearn. It’s been fun, but time-consuming. Those hats, scarves, etc. don’t knit themselves, and I’m still a slow knitter who needs to stare at my knitting so I don’t make any mistakes. You know what they don’t tell you when you start knitting (or maybe they do and I just never paid attention or had anyone to tell me)? Knitting gets expensive! Yarn gets expensive, with skeins going for upwards of $40! No wonder cashmere scarves cost so much money.

So far, I’ve knitted a scarf (which will be officially “finished” once I get over my laziness and wet-block it) and completed a hat, which I am really am quite proud of! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, even with double pointed needles. I was very close to completing my second hat when I noticed a mistake, and in an attempt to correct it, I’ve made about three more. What I really need to do is learn how to correct my own mistakes. I think that will save me a lot of stress and trouble going forward.

Photo by Taking of Toast of the selection at Purl Soho

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6 thoughts on “Knit Knit Knit

  1. knitting is so expensive! i gave it a shot for a while but it turns out i’m not so dextrous with knitting needles 🙂 oh! and thank you so much for the ny times link – i loved that article. much appreciated!

    • I have seen some really beautiful blankets/other patterns online, and I get very excited until I look at how much each skein of yarn costs. It’s probably for the best, though — I’m very slow and really don’t need to be attempting blankets that I’ll never get around to finishing.

      Oh, you’re welcome! It really was such perfect timing. 🙂

    • Hi! Ooh, I highly recommend giving knitting a go. In just a short time, I’ve really come to enjoy it, to the point where I miss it at work! I won’t say I’m so into it that I don’t shudder at the thought of only being halfway through a scarf when it feels like I’ve been working on it for ages, but I’m very glad I took it up.

      It can be intimidating at first, but there are so many videos online that can be really helpful for getting started. I’ve also had a lot of luck just asking people at knitting shops; they always seem willing to help. I’ve also recently discovered that there are “Wine & Knit” groups, so I’m sure you could find a way to combine your usual glass of merlot with some knitting! 🙂

      Thank you for commenting!

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