A little Knit and Purl....

I was talking the other day about not being able to crochet. I was bemoaning the fact that I just can't learn. But you know what, since I CAN knit, why do I always worry about not crocheting. Why don't I just knit. I have tons and tons of beautiful yarn. Any time I would knit, I would just knit scarves. Not because I couldn't do anything else, it was just habit to do a scarf.

I learned to knit in Home Ec in the 8th or 9th grade. We had so many weeks of sewing, so many weeks of cooking and then we had so many weeks in a class that taught us how to embroidery and how to knit. At the end of each section we had a big "show". The sewing class modeled what they made, the cooking class made the food to serve (I still have the chocolate sheath cake recipe from that class and make it all the time.) And the craft class displayed their embroidery and knitting. I remember when it was my turn in the craft class, I embroidered pillow cases and I knitted a pair of Mary Jane house shoes, a lot like these only a different color.

Kinda hard to believe I can make a pair of house shoes, but I can't master making a little square dishcloth in crochet. But guess what I found? Patterns on how to knit a dishcloth. So I think I will breakout the old knitting needles and see what I can do.

I know my family is cracking up hysterically right now. What I failed to tell you is that when I knit, I am slow. Oh, I'm not slow on the actual knitting part, I can fly through that. I am slow on the getting started and sticking with it. I might knit an hour or two and put the project up and get back to it in a day month year or two. Yes that is right. It once took me almost 4 years to finish a scarf that was only about 6" wide and 3' long. What can I say, I am a procrastinator on knitting. But in my defense, I did do one for my grandson when he was only 2 and I got it finished in less than a week. Of course, he was 2 so it wasn't very big. Just saying I can finish something when I want to. I am almost afraid to tell my hubby I am going to start knitting again because he usually laughs so hard he loses his breath. But I really really want to make these dish cloths.

Checkered Stripes Dishcloth

Once I have masterd the dishclothes, I'm going to tackle some potholders.

I'll keep you posted.


Tiffanie said...

Good luck... I would love to know how to do this!

Rachel said...

Would you like to teach me to knit, sister? I know you would! I crocheted you a dish cloth and it is on it's way! Now you can knit me one. How about turquoise and pink? My new favorite colors. Have a good day! Love you!

Rachel E. said...

Oh, I do look forward to seeing what you come up with. I know how to crochet a bit, but I don't know how to knit. I tried it a while ago, but never really go into it. I do want to learn though. My kids have asked a few times as well. I like the crocheted dish clothes. I actually made wash clothes one year as gifts. They turned out cute.

Mamaw Bee said...

Dear Sister, you asked if I would like to teach you to knit. I would say....NO! LOL. For those of you who don't know this, I have tried to teach her to knit twice and it didn't go to well either time. I am NOT a good teacher. But in her defense she has tried to teach me to crochet and that didn't work very well either. We will both just have to stick to our area of expertise.