June 19, 2006

GRITTY

My friend Vonn alerted me to a knitting show many months ago, so when I got to the US, I looked it up. I've been happily watching Knitty Gritty since, and even though a lot of the shows are pretty basic for me, I find I've learned a lot. In fact, yesterday I learned that I yarn over incorrectly, and today I learned a much better way to pick up stitches from the heel gusset of a sock. The show is great because I can actually see someone knitting, a bonus for me since I learned to knit via the telephone! I only ever had two knitting lessons with my teacher, so everything else I've learned from a book or made up as I went along. I think Knitty Gritty is a great tool for beginner knitters...too bad that all my students are still stuck in Germany!

I also think it's hilarious that my mother-in-law watches the show. We found it last month at her house and she watched all the episodes with me, but she keeps watching it! And she doesn't knit! If she keeps watching the show, she's gonna learn how to knit whether she likes it or not.

By the way, my mom wanted to see my latest scarf:

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The details don't show up very well online, but it's dainty and pretty.

Posted by: Sarah at 08:14 AM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 I watched them knit a bikini on that show! Who uses a knitted bikini??? too funny!

Posted by: Angie at June 19, 2006 10:53 AM (ec43W)

2 Such a pretty scarf! It will bwe a beautiful gift. Guess I'll have to check out this knitting show! Mama

Posted by: Nancy at June 19, 2006 05:43 PM (Dbnx3)

3 Sarah, thats beautiful ....What yarn are you using?

Posted by: Kely at June 19, 2006 08:46 PM (RU/DZ)

4 Thanks for the tip, Sarah! I Tivo'd that show for the rest of the week! I've been looking for a teacher and some motivation to get back into my knitting - maybe this will help!

Posted by: Jen at June 20, 2006 11:10 AM (1fa3X)

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