Friday, April 16, 2010

Don't get your stitches in a twist!

Things I want to type about:
1. Learning to knit
2. WIP bags
3. Working through WIP's
4. Up late

#1 Learning to knit:
I'm learning to knit! This is very exciting- for me- because I've been trying to teach myself (off and on, mostly off) for going on 8 months. Finally, I went to a knitting group and they showed me what I was doing wrong: I was twisting my stitches. Oh geeze.

Twisting stitches is where you insert the needle into the loop "backwards" which causes the stitch to be closed (twist) instead of open. Now that I've been shown the light and had my knitting breakthrough I can't stop knitting! I've been knitting every day. Love it. And, bonus, I now have a new saying: "Don't get your stitches in a twist!"

#2 WIP bags:
Speaking of, today I was knitting and growing frustrated because I've been storing all my works in progress (WIPs) in plastic freezer bags or grocery bags- not very sexy :-/

So I decided to craft something up- poof, it's 2am and I've made 2 WIP bags.

Only, I have 50 gazillion WIPs...

#3 Working through WIPs:
Speaking of, I have placed all my yarn related WIPs (notice "yarn related WIPs" rather than "all my craft WIPs") in the larger of the two WIP bags. I solemnly swear to work through my WIPs!!

#4 Up Late:
Speaking of, I'm tired and it's time to go to sleep.

1 comment:

  1. Just look at your knitting! You are doing soooo well.