Knitting and Crocheting

I learned to crochet as a child. My mother crocheted a lot while we were small. We had pretty white capes for church and plenty of vests that were so popular back in the 60s and 70s. I have crocheted afghans, potholders and many other items and always secretly wished that I could knit too.

I met a nurse where I work that teaches a knitting class at the hospital each week. I signed up and am having so much fun. I have a really pretty scarf started but have made a potholder and two pair of flip-flops.

I don’t wear flip-flops but I made a pair for my daughter-in-law and my daughter that turned out very cute. I will give Kristin hers tomorrow but can’t give Samantha hers until August when she comes to visit.

The first thing that I made was the potholder. I know it isn’t fancy but I am quite proud of myself. Yeah I know it just looks like a square to you but I am very pleased with it.

The flip-flops are actually a very hot pink but the picture doesn’t really show how vibrant the pink and purples are. The white looks kind of gold too. I am not sure what is up with my camera.  The yarn is funfur. I really enjoyed working with this texture.

The following two potholders are crocheted. I made the long one to go under my long casserole dish when I use it on my dining room table. The smaller one I got the pattern online but once I started it I realized that the pattern had some drastic flaws in it. Luckily I have crocheted long enough to figure out what should have been done. 🙂

I enjoy most forms of crafting. I am sure that my husband would probably like for me to choose one hobby and stick with it but he never complains and just smiles at me. I have my own craft room and plan on working to organize it a bit better tomorrow and next weekend.

I have so many knitting patterns pulled out to make and am getting quite a stockpile of yarn. This is very fun. 🙂

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2 responses to “Knitting and Crocheting

  1. You may want to check out buying a set of circular knitting needles. I got a kit of interchangeable ones that fit on the cord, so I can knit with just about any size needle. It works beautifully and much easier to pack around in your bag if you take your knitting to work or on a trip.

    http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=105

    http://knitting.about.com/od/knittingskills/qt/circularbasics.htm

    http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=294

    • The knitting kit I showed are circular needles. I am using them now to make my scarf. I am hoping to get it finished by Monday. I am off the next four days for vacation. I am really loving knitting. You need to share pics of some of your work!!

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