Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A Knitter for Life!!

Have you ever started a hobby, knowing you were hooked for life??
 
A few weeks ago, as most of you know, I took a knitting class with
 
My love for knitting started on that day, at that farm...
right from the very first stitch!!
I knew right then and there that I would be knitting
for the rest of my life. 

 The scarf I started, on my own, after my beginner class is done.

 I love the yarn I picked and this pretty knitted edge.

 This is so soft and so cuddly!!
 
I finished my scarf before the start of my next class, Knitting in the Round,
which is basically a "Let's Make a Hat Class"...

 So I bought this beautiful yarn...

and I am knitting this.
I'm not exactly sure what it is going to "be",
perhaps, maybe, a cowl.
 
 Monday night I went back to the farm...for my hat knitting class.
 
Here's a peak at the start of my hat, a pretty dark gray alpaca yarn.

Knitting in the round, knit two, purl two, it makes a pretty pattern.
 
I have to complete 5 inches before I go back this coming Monday
for Part II of this class.
Not going to be a problem, I'll keep you guys posted!!
 
 

27 comments:

  1. So Pretty!!!! I find these crafts so soothing!

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  2. Great job on the scarf! While I don't knit, I do crochet...both are great ways to multitask while watching Youtube or doing anything else that doesn't demand ones hands.

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  3. Oh I am so excited your scarf is truly beautiful, and yes I do understand that hooked for life thing.
    I am really excited about the hat I have a thing for knitting hats myself as you remember. Oh look at the two of us we are finally knitters:):)
    LOVE LOVE that alpaca wool. Beautiful work my friend. Did you hear now Tina is a knitter we are really getting to be a big beginner group. How awesome is that. HUG B

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  4. I am so proud of you!!! It is a wonderful hobby to have I know you are going to love it!!! Your scarf is beautiful!!!!

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  5. It's so good to have a hobby like that you enjoy. I did the total opposite, taking up wood carving. Got enthusiastic, bought some tools and started several carvings - then got MUCH more interested in photography. Now the wood carving tools sit on the shelf, and the camera's in use every day!

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  6. Such a luxurious looking scarf! You are doing great--your stitches look like a pro! And I am so glad that you are loving it.

    It's strange. I've been able to crochet since I was a child. But I haven't been able to get interested in a project for years. I felt I was missing something not knitting. Now I see what I've been missing! I enjoy it so much more than crocheting.

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  7. The scarf is beautiful and the hat looks like it will be just as nice :)

    I have always wanted to learn how to crochet or knit. . .maybe someday soon.

    Happy Wednesday, Debbie!

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  8. What pretty yarns you have chosen!!!
    My church collects hats and scarves for the homeless every December, so I have been crocheting scarves and putting them aside for that. Keeps my hands too busy to look for calories in the evenings...

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  9. A great craft and rewarding, the scarf looks great, if this is your first knitting project you are a natural. My first knitting project was not so successful!

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  10. oh, wow, i am glad you have a new hobby. you enjoy!! what i usually do is start something really get into it - make my eyes hurt from working on it for so long. i guess i should say strain my eyes. then i kind of stop for a while. & then find it again down the road & wonder why the heck i ever stopped.

    please keep us posted on your treasure you make. so fun!! Christmas presents too?? that would fun. one of your mini Debbie. oh, her little name escapes me, starts with an "A" ... maybe??! oh pooh!! ( :

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  11. Once you know more stitches, you'll be making some gorgeous pieces. Remember you don't have 'wear' all of them! You're doing a beautiful job with your new pastime! Keep up the great work!

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  12. That is so amazing that you've found a hobby like this to love. And you seem to be a natural at it. The colors and designs are all so pleasing. Good for you!!

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  13. Oh,your scarf is so beautiful Debbie!!You are so talentd and creative!Waiting to see your alpaca hat finished!You are getting ready for Winter!Have a lovely day!
    Dimi...

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  14. Your scarf is pretty- love that color. I've never attempted double ended knitting before..that is something I'd like to try someday.

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  15. Your scarf is gorgeous Debbie, such a pretty color and I love your photos so beautifully composed. That little angel with the shell is darling. I have one with sunflowers. I am looking forward to many of your sewing projects on your blog. Great to discover a hobby that is so much fun.

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  16. Lovely scarf! I admire your determination - You're doing great!!

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  17. Debbie, it is great learning something new and doing so well right from the start..I love your scarf and the hat will be lovely too. Enjoy your evening!

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  18. I have no expertise in this particular craft (and even if I did I probably wouldn't admit it), but it appears you are doing very well! Glad you like it!

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  19. Very pretty! You've created a beautiful piece - and how fun is it to have a new hobby?!?!?

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  20. I love the colors of yarn you picked and I am so impressed with how fast you have learned and how wonderful every thing looks. I really need to pick up some needles and knit.

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  21. The right yarn makes all the difference doesn't it! You are doing well! I have always wanted to knit, but now that I have the time, my hands have failed me. Must be that wicked MS. Not to worry, I have come across "knitting looms", and I'm going to give it a go! I may be a one handed knitter for life!

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  22. I love that you show photos of your work. I feel you are going to be a very talented knitter. Way to go!
    Blessings and hugs!

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  23. How exciting to learn a new skill! I am not a knitter, more of a crocheter, though I haven't crocheted in years. I really want to get back to it! You are doing GREAT to be a new knitter! Do you follow Knitter Kat? Maggie Ann on that blog is an avid knitter, and has lots of other fascinating interests, plus she's a sweet person. Check her out on my sideboard.

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  24. GADZOOKS, Batman! LOOK AT THOSE EVEN STITCHES! You must have a gift for knitting, as even stitches is something that does not necessarily come easy. xxoo, m & jb (Josephine says she will unravel anything you want...)

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  25. Debbie, I am SO enjoying you, enjoying this, and that scarf is really beautiful. Cannot wait to see the finished hat. :-)

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