Ten Knitterly and Crochet-erly Things
Okay, so maybe crochet-erly isn't a word, but I need to include crochet in here. This is a meme (can someone tell me the actual definition of the word 'meme'?) that I saw at XRK, and so of course I had to particpate. So here goes:
1. I first learned to knit back in college. My friend Anne taught me to cast on and knit. That's it. I didn't stick with it for very long at that point, because I made so many mistakes that I couldn't correct, and my stitches were so tight that they actually squeaked when they went from the left needle to the right needle.
2. I learned to crochet from my Aunt Donna about 3 years ago. She also taught me to bind off my knitting, which was quite nice. My Aunt Donna is left-handed, and I am right-handed, so I don't wrap the yarn around my finger to keep tension on it. I pick it up and put it were I want it for each stitch.
3. My first crocheted FO was a white Red Heart single-crochet scarf that I made in one weekend.
4. My first knitted project was a bag based on a pattern in the first Stitch n Bitch book. See previous post. It is atrocious.
5. I have crocheted a sweater, but I have yet to knit one. But I'm working on it.
6. My next-door-neighbor, Anne Marie, taught me to purl.
7. I can knit continental but I can't purl continental. My stitches are really tight when I knit continental, so I generally don't do it.
8. I have crocheted approximately 5 baby blankets and 2 full-size afghans.
9. I love Montco Sit n Knit! I have made some really good friends there, and look forward to each and every meeting.
10. I will knit and crochet for the rest of my life.
I have just completed two pot holders (crocheted mitered squares), am almost finished a warshrag (knitted basket weave with crochet border), and have just begun a dish towel with garter stitch borders, stockinette middle. The Matador waits patiently on the end table next to the phone, waiting to be picked up and worked once again. There is a good chance I'll have a bunch of time to work on it next week, because the high school where I work may be striking next week. Woo-hoo!