Last summer, Wendy and Kristin Pike convinced me to learn to knit. I was pretty dubious about this and honestly didn't think that I would like it. Not one single bit.
I learned to crochet, very poorly I might add, during my teen years. I did enjoy crochet but never really made anything of consequence, just practice squares. Fairly boring.
Knitting was a whole different ball game for me. It took practice to work with 2 needles instead of just one. Heaven forbid, I make a mistake! Then the whole thing would have to be ripped out to correct it, not just pull a stitch like in crochet. You, knitters, are probably laughing about now --I'm new remember. :o)
Now, I'm obsessed! I absolutely love it. I knit and knit and knit some more. Much to my husband's chagrin, I can even knit in the car.
My first "real" project was a hat for my daughter, Lauryn. It turned out okay, but I won't be posting any pictures of it.
My latest project were these baby socks. I'm thrilled with how well they turned out. Socks were my goal, I figured that once I could knit a pair of socks without holes, I would have arrived. Well, I have "arrived" and still there is so much more to learn like cabling and double-sided knitting and the list goes on.
Like Wendy always says, "We're just practicing for our Granny years."
The pattern for these can be found for free at this site. Any other knitters out there?