Saturday, October 18, 2008

new crafty obsession

Before I went out to Oregon, I decided I wanted Kay Ray to teach me how to knit. She was actually re-teaching me - my grandma taught me about 20 years ago, but I'd never learned how to cast on or actually made a project or anything, just kinda practiced with needles and yarn. So on the Friday I was there, on her lunch break, we went to this super-cute yarn store near her house and picked out yarn for me (she had needles I could borrow).

First I did a bit of practice knitting, which was semi-successful, on this random yarn Kay Ray had left over from something else:


Then, I started on my real project. Kay Ray cast on the first couple of stitches, I did the rest, and then I knitted and knitted and knitted and knitted. I knitted as we watched most of the Lord of the Rings movies (extended editions) on her apartment. I knitted in the car going to Crater Lake. I even knitted *at* Crater Lake, when I got cold waiting for Kay Ray to finish taking a picture:


And Sunday night, I finished the dang thing! It's a totally cute scarf! And I am so hooked! And ready to start something new!

10 comments:

cat excavator said...

very nice! hahahahaha

mini excavators for sale said...

what happened to the other one?

michigan loader said...

very nice! hahahahaha

excavator tracks said...

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J.Bro said...

I do not have any mini-excavators for sale, but I hope you'll let me comment anyway!

Missy wants to learn to knit in the worst way - it's all part of her hip, nuevo-homemaker obsession. Hence, all the sewing projects you see on Josie's blog. Scrapbooking, sewing, knitting - there's a whole underground crowd of people who don't fit the stereotypes.

J.Bro said...

Here's an article about it, which I couldn't remember the name of (until I hit Publish Your Comment, naturally) -

http://www.utne.com/2008-03-01/Arts/Under-the-Glue-Gun.aspx

J.Bro said...

Seriously, though - don't rule out a mini-excavator. You could move a lot of dirt without much sweat. It's worth a test-drive at your local Caterpillar dealer at least.

towwas said...

Yeah, apparently I have major fans in the excavator community.

It's pretty astounding all the awesome craft blogs and other sites that are out there. And youtube! A person could teach herself to knit on youtube alone!

miss shirley said...

I know I keep complaining about your new hobby, (the hobby which must not be named), and yet I totally read the two knitting blogs that are on my blog roll. I love knitting, I just don't have time to practice or learn more than the basics. Ah, the truth comes out. I must be jealous.

towwas said...

Yeah, I don't know more than the basics myself, but I want to take a class and learn how to make a sweater.