This year I’m going to up my knitting game. I have a big project in mind that is way beyond my skill set, so my solution is to knit a bunch of smaller projects that each teach me a new technique so that I can get to where I need to be for the crazy idea.
I used Stitch N Bitch: the Knitters Handbook to learn how to change colors (it was way easier than I thought it’d be). SNB also taught me how to properly weave in the tails of yarn that were left at each end. That book is the best.
Details for knitters: This is a garter stitch scarf made with chunky Lion Jiffy yarn in Apple Green and Country Green (which, in my opinion, is blue). I used 15 US needles, and completed 16 rows of each color between swaps (except at the ends; those are both 14 rows) with 22 stitches in each row. The result is a really warm, soft scarf that’s bright and fun.
This came together really quickly and kept my hands busy while I got sucked into a season of Dexter. I need to learn more types of hands on / brain free crafts. Any suggestions?
I just made this scarf for practice and not for someone specific, but now I have several takers in my family. I might have to make more so a fight doesn’t break out! Or I might just have to make this one mine…
This year it’s my goal to complete 52 projects; an average of 1 a week. Projects can be art, crafts, home improvement, tech, gardening, or whatever else my brain ventures into. The point is to MAKE. This is project 2 of 52! Check out the other project: 1