Crafts | Knitting

Look Who’s Knitting Now!

March 21, 2014

Accord­ing to Google Ana­lyt­ics, the major­i­ty of my blog read­ers are males between the age of 18 and 34 whose main inter­est is sports. With that knowl­edge in mind, let me tell you about my brand new skill: knit­ting! Because here at Fish & Cus­tard, we hap­pi­ly cater to the wrong demo­graph­ic.

I can’t remem­ber when I had my first attempt to learn how to knit. Must’ve been two or three years ago, and I kept com­ing back to it once or twice every year since, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Any­way, the stars and plan­ets must’ve aligned per­fect­ly to my advan­tage last week when I decid­ed to give knit­ting anoth­er try, because I final­ly got it!

If you wish to learn how to knit, I’d high­ly rec­om­mend watch­ing the video tuto­ri­als at Sheep and Stitch. Seri­ous­ly, I’ve watched a gazil­lion knit­ting videos before and none of them seemed to make sense to me, but I only had to watch the Sheep and Stitch videos once and soon enough, I’m knit­ting!

In the dorky pho­to above (and the ones below), I’m wear­ing an infin­i­ty scarf that was my first some­what suc­cess­ful knit­ting project. I fol­lowed the Cushy Cowl pat­tern albeit very loose­ly because I didn’t have the right kind of yarn. The pat­tern calls for super bulky yarn. I only had chunky yarn, so I knit­ted the scarf using two strands of yarn at once. I think it turned up okay, if I say so myself.

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I’ve learned that knit­ting is not as for­giv­ing as cro­chet­ing. You make one mis­take and your whole work will look like crap. I made plen­ty of mis­takes dur­ing the mak­ing of the scarf and the result is far from per­fect, but eh, we all learn from our mis­takes.

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I even used cir­cu­lar knit­ting needles to knit the scarf! We got off on the wrong foot, cir­cu­lar knit­ting needles and I, and while we’re still not the best of friends, we’ve learned to get along. 

I don’t think I’m going to start knit­ting a sweater any time soon because I still have a lot to learn, but at least now I have the skill to make a Doc­tor Who scarf the way it’s meant to be made: in knit­ted form! Yay me!

2 Comments

  1. Whatup Fir­da! I love that you knit the cushy cowl! It looks awe­some, espe­cial­ly in that col­or­ful yarn. Beau­ti­ful stuff!

    1. It actu­al­ly looks pret­ty crap­py at the seam because I’m such an ama­teur but I’d still call it a suc­cess­ful first project. :-) Thanks for teach­ing me how to knit! I just can’t stop knit­ting now! It’s so fun!

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