Learning to Knit Again

~ Lifeofjoy.meIt’s been a pretty quiet week around here this week. Sean stayed at a friend’s house and took care of their fur-babies while they were out of town for the long weekend. He did come home for the afternoon both Saturday and Monday. We enjoy spending time with each other, just being together. We don’t have to do anything big together.

At the church, there is a lady that made some dishcloths that we used in the kitchen. They were nice and I thought she said she had crocheted them. Since I crochet, I asked her for the pattern. She was gracious enough to send it to me. :)

When I finally printed it out, I realized it was knit and not crochet. I have knitted a scarf once but find knitting to be easier to drop stitches and harder to recover. But with crochet it is easy to fix mistakes. So, I was a bit sad that this was knit.

I finally decided to give it a try anyway. Of course, I had to relearn how to knit, since the last time I knitted anything was over a decade ago, possible even two decades ago. I couldn’t remember how to cast stitches on, so I looked on youtube and found a different way than what I had learned. It took me a while to figure it out and I reworked the first rows over a dozen times, maybe two dozen. But in the end, I finally figured it out. It wasn’t too difficult once I got going.

The first video I tried had the yarn on the right hand but when I crochet I have my yarn on my left hand. I was trying to do it they way she suggested and was really struggling. I found another video and she started out showing the use of the right hand but then she switched up. Wow! I couldn’t believe how much easier it was for me. It’s funny how you get used to doing certain things with one hand and then try to do the same, easy procedure with the other and find it extremely difficult to complete.

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I gave up perfection and just kept reminding myself that it is a dishrag and it doesn’t need to be perfect. :) I used a variegated yarn because it was on sale. :) Sean and Tiffany call this my Fiesta Dishcloth.

~ Lifeofjoy.meThat picture doesn’t look so good. Here’s a closeup.

~ Lifeofjoy.meIt has this nice pattern on the edge where it is thick and then there is this holey pattern, and then the stitches. I like that it goes on the diagonal. The truth is that it is a very easy pattern. I’ll have to ask if I can share it with you all some Wednesday (art day).

Looks like I’ll be making a lot of these because I want a few and Sean and Tiffany have already asked for me to make them some for whenever they get married. :) So, I’m off to Amazon to find a good deal on this yarn.  ;)

I have not gotten to see sweet Liam this week. Although Lauren did send me a picture of my cute grandson on Labor Day. I’m hoping I get to see him this weekend.

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Liam chillin’ on Labor Day. :)

Well, that’s enough rambling for today. Have a blessed weekend.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº


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