Thursday, October 11, 2007

Look Fitzy, I'm Knitting!

My blogging friend Quilting Fitzy, (link on sidebar) knits socks on her way to and from work. I have never knit socks but did lots of hats and mittens when my kids were small and we lived where there was real WINTER. Arizona doesn't need much in the knitted line. I missed having the hand work that I could do, just a little, whenever I had time, once the table topper was finished. So,I started a afghan/throw for the family room and the new couch. This will replace the old much loved and used broomstick lace afghan that I made a few years ago. I love working with the new yarn they have out now.

I learned the basic of knit, crochet, sewing and cooking in a eighth grade Home EC. class. We looked at it as kind of a joke because we were almost 1960's kids and not going to sit home, we were going where the guys went. I have, however, used what I learned in that class every bit as much as what I learned in math and social studies. (to be honest, I didn't learn much in either one of those.........I am math challenged and social studies was more learn it forget it). I hope they still have these classes out there for the kids who want to know how to tie knots and have a end product to show for it!


QuiltingFitzy said...

I'm SO proud of you!

Is it hard to use the big needles? What size are they?

I'm working #2 now, they aren't much bigger than toothpicks, lol.

I want to watch your progress!

Katie said...

I too love the yarns they have now. I keep thinking I'd like to couch them onto a quilt. humm.