It”s not been all slipped stitches and unwearable art. Gradually, my hands caught on, and I started to learn the first principles of knitting. Some I have figured out on my own (again, not vouching for the techniques here) but many a leap in understanding came from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s “Knitting Rules,” and Debbie Stoller’s “Stitch-n-Bitch Nation.” I’ve gone from wholely clueless to telling yarns apart, substituting, and lately even designing my own stuff. I now enjoy a good pattern but don’t cling to it for dear life.
- This is what’s on my needles now:
Toby is kicking up a fuss, so I better go let him out. He’s only as good as the attention he gets, this dog! I am speaking tonight (rather reluctantly), so the status quo above will not be troubled:)