Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You will need yarn

The first thing you need is a ball of yarn.  You can find yarn at a store.  You could ask people you knot if the have any extra little balls of yarn in their "stash".    A stash is a collection of the little balls of yarn that are left over from earlier projects.  
This is a picture of my knitting stash

This is a picture of different yarn weights.

Yarn is made from spinning little fibers together to make a string or strand of yarn.  As a beginner it is easiest to chose a yarn that is thinker.  Most beginners like working with a worsted or bulky weight.  These two different weights of yarn are shown on the right of the picture.  The two weights shown on the left are thread and sock yarn.

When you buy a ball or "skein" (pronounced: skane) have a little picture of a ball of yarn.  You can see a number on the tiny picture.  
Sport weight #3
Worsted #4
Bulky #5
Any of these three weights are great for beginners.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Toy Bag - Farmer Brown and the Bunny

See the little bunny.  I drew that picture with my stitches.  The man is a farmer.  Farmer Brown.  Farmer Brown keeps the bunny out of his garden.  He's got his hands on his hip.  Now I wonder what he sees.  Did the bunny eat up all his carrot greens?

I am learning how to write this on line journal for you.  Sometimes it takes a while to get things moving.  At first, things are slow.  Little by little, things will pick up.  Just like when you are knitting.  At first it may seem hard but little by little you will learn to knit.  In a little while I will begin to show you on a video.  In the mean time, I will show you some of my work and you can get to know me.
Eek.  I couldn't get this picture to turn straight.  I am still learning how to take pictures and up load them on to my computer.