I finally made it to my first knitting store! I went to Knitorious in St Louis which is a few miles from my house to look for sock yarn. I have never seen so much yarn in my entire life. I definitely could spend an entire day looking at all of the different wools, hand painted yarns, and fancy knitting needles.
Fortunately for my bank account, my wonderful boyfriend was with me (I let him pick out yarn for a pair of socks) and he bribed me to leave after we found what we were looking for by offering to take me to Ted Drewes which has pretty much the best custard ever. All in all, it was a pretty successful afternoon!
Well, now that classes are over, I’ve had more time to knit and try out a few things. I knit another pig, and I figured out how to crochet! I’m not very good right now and my amigurumi pig is a little crooked but I think he’s kind of cute that way. Crocheting animals is much easier than knitting too!
Do you guys crochet? And what do you crochet?
I took a break from the sweater to make a little pig!! The pattern is free here and it only took about 30-45 minutes. Here he is!
I started on the first sleeve a couple of days ago. I love how quickly it goes compared to the back panel. I can already see how much better I am at knitting since my first sweater- my increases are actually pretty even this time compared to before. I know I’m not even half way done with this sweater but I’m really excited to wear it!! It’s so much more fun to have cables to do instead of endless stockinette stitch…
Well, I’ve started on one of the sleeves for my sweater. The pattern is similar to the back panel but the shorter rows make it go faster (although it took me two hours to get this far). Unfortunately, I can’t find my row counters so I’m trying to increase every third row by memory. So far its ok but I’ve already had to pull out and redo a row or two. I’ll post an update when I get further- it’s finals week though so I’ll be studying and not posting (except during procrastination breaks where I knit and watch 30 Rock or Mad Men…)
Have a good weekend everyone!