The whole time we've been away from our home, things, etc., I've been trying to craft. I love to craft and find inspiration all over the place, but it's become increasingly hard to travel with all my craft stuff. I mean, how easy is it to tote around a tub or 2 of fabric along with a sewing machine!?
So, trying to find a more "portable" craft, I roamed Joanns.
I know how to crochet, which seems fairly portable, but I am REALLY not good at it. I don't know what my deal is, I just can't seem to do it. Thinking I might give it just one more try, I finally ended up in the crocheting area. While there, I noticed the knitting needles. I have never tried to knit, nor do I know anyone that can knit, but I picked up some needles, some yarn and scanned the web for some help. I am a visual learner so I found written instructions, just really confusing, but, on YouTube you can find several videos. I found cyberseams the most helpful, bonus, its got this crazy cheesy music in the background. Awesome. :) So, now I'm learning to "knick" as my oldest Squidlet says. If any of you crafty momma's have any tips for me, I'd love to hear them!
This was my first try, not bad.
This is all that I have bought since I started. I haven't made anything, I'm still trying to get all the basic stitches learned.
Funny enough though, after watching me knit for a while The Squid decided to join in. He is attempting to make a blanket.
I told The Squid I thought I'd be knitting on the couch while he played Call of Duty but, maybe he'll be knitting and I'll be playing Call of Duty. :)