Friday, December 19, 2014
My Learning Scarf
Then I moved on to a wash cloth. I have made a ton of these. While making this cute little project, I discovered I am a very tight tense knitter. Knitting is supposed to be relaxing, but I would get so nervous about making a mistake that I was too tense.
After wash cloth number ten, I think I loosened up a bit ;) My most current project was a scarf for my youngest. He was with me at JoAnn Fabrics and picked out a blue variegated yarn in a bulky weight. If you asked me two years ago what bulky weight meant, I would have told you a few pounds around my middle....lol. After a phone call with a friend, I started to understand the different weights of yarn and what they would be used for.
I originally set out to make him a ribbed scarf. Unfortunately, I can not knit and purl in the same row. I get so mixed up and the yarn winds up looking very very strange. So I went back to my old basic knit stitch and completed the project.
So why was this a learning scarf? Well, I learned to join two balls of yarn, and I learned to weave in my tails. It doesn't sound like much, but it was. I feel very accomplished and proud.
My next learning scarf will be for my older son. He picked out a black and red striped yarn, which I will practice my purling on. (I really don't like to purl!) I will do a basic stockinette stitch and see how it turns out.
I hope you take this little bit of inspiration and apply it to your life. Teach yourself something new, try something out of your comfort zone, and enjoy it!