I think everyone knows I’m a confirmed crocheter. I tried to learn to knit in high school when my AP art teacher had some down time. She gave me some needles, taught me how to cast on and I think taught me the knit stitch.
Then I forgot it all.
I tried again a few years ago and realized I had forgotten to cast on. It went downhill from there.
Last year I found a book at the local thrift store. It looked promising. But I had a lot of crocheting to do.
Now, for the first time in I can’t remember how long, I am not in the middle of a crocheting project and have none looming on the horizon. I decided to give it a go.
I started at the very beginning and relearned how to cast on. Then I remembered/relearned how to do the knit stitch. After a while it got a little faster. Then I tried purling. Not so good. I went back to knit. This morning I tried purling again and it was a little better. Then I tried adding a pattern.
Thinking of this wretched yarn as practice (I started with some nicer, but decided to humbly submit to a bright, scratchy acrylic for the purposes of figuring out what I was doing…), I went through the book, learning some techniques I figured I’d better get down. Like using more than one color.
Hey! I can do this!
I’m going to pick a simple pattern and actually make something next. I hate just practicing with no purpose for the article. I also don’t like scratchy yarn.
While I had my needle case
out I was inspired to get a #6 steel hook and work a little place mat in thread for the doll house. Thanks, Liiolii
, for the inspiration – although your doilies are much more impressive and beautiful!)