Archive for January 27, 2012
Normally, I would classify myself as a crocheter; but, last night I took a bit of a detour with some knitting. It all started rather innocently – no worries, I will not stop fighting for crochet equality within the fiber arts industry. I have been teaching crochet classes through the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) program at my local Michaels Arts & Crafts store. A few months ago, the manager asked me if I could teach the knitting classes too. Before I knew what wave of insanity had taken over my body, I heard my mouth say “sure.” I realized at that moment I would need to seriously bone-up on my skills with the sticks. I have not knitted in at least 10 years – and, I was never really “into” it. I have always preferred the versatility of my precious hook. Well, anyway, I gotta say – it was like riding a bike. I picked up the sticks again for the first time in a decade and I quickly found my knitting rhythm after only a few moments of wobbliness. I rather enjoyed myself too. I originally learned to knit via the English method, but I realized last night that the Continental method feels so much more natural to me. Here’s my go at a simple scarf in stockinette stitch. I guess the bottom line is – I love playing with yarn. The tools don’t really matter to me at all.
Happy Stitching Ya’ll – Be it with the hook or the needles!