Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A New Challenge

© Annette Petavy
In searching for my next project I was somewhat disappointed when I opened my latest copy of Interweave Crochet. Granted my favourite crochet mag usually has a couple of patterns that I could do without but on the whole it is usually filled with funky patterns that I look forward to tackling. However, in the Fall edition of Interweave Crochet up to a third of the patterns involve knitting! 'What a waste', I thought to myself, 'I can't knit', I tossed the mag aside in frustration. You see I've spent years telling myself and others "I crochet, not knit, I can't knit". As a child my mum and grandma both attempted to teach me to knit, however I always gave up after hours of dropping stitches and succeeding only in creating ridiculously clumsy looking scarfs. So whenever asked whether I can knit, I have replied "No, I just can't coordinated two sticks at once". That excuse has worked for me quite well for years. However, it recently dawned on me that I can coordinate two sticks just fine when I play the drums. Maybe it's time to review my knitting ability... With that in mind I picked up 100g of cheap acrylic yarn, borrowed some knitting needles from mum and took a second look at my Interweave Crochet mag. I spotted the Lacy Cables Scarf by Annette Petavy instantly. I know I really should have picked something much more basic for someone just learning to knit, but if I'm going to attempt to knit then I want something funky to show off at the end. So here goes, wish me luck...

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! Love it :-)
    Good luck - I hope it turns out splendidly.


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