Thursday, October 05, 2006

To knit or not to knit...

Many die-hard happy hookers look distainfully on knitting. "It's only two stitches;" "It's harder to work in pieces when knitting;" "Two sticks + yarn = confusion. I only have two hands;" "It's cooler to say your a hooker than a knitter." I never had an opinion one way or the other to tell you the truth. It's all yarn. Can't we all just get along? I just didn't know how to knit. Then again, a little less than a year ago I didn't know how to crochet either. Go figure. Well I've decided that I absolutely must learn how to knit. Why you might ask? It's not like I don't have plenty of crochet projects I want to work on; I've got the huge yarn stash, the multitude of hooks, the patterns I gaze longingly at and think "Oh yes, it will be mine." It's simple really. I want to knit socks. Socks! Yes, I've heard of crocheting socks, but somehow, all the holes make me think that it is probably not such a good idea. None of the crochet patterns for socks that I've come across seem like they are better in theory than in practice. So yes, I'm going to attempt to teach myself how to knit. I found this really cute blog on the Bust website, called Knitting with Cat Hair...a woman after my own heart. She recommends checking out KnittingHelp.com...so that is what I shall do. (By the way--how cool is that blog title? And how much do I covet her logo??)I'll keep you posted!

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hi Christine,

That's kind of bizarre because I've just decided that I should learn to knit after trying and not succeeding a couple of times. It didn't go too badly, so my next step is something more complicated than garter stitch. Good luck with it!

Hazel said...

Thanks for the nice things you said about my blog! Knittinghelp.com is a great site for learning how to knit. The advice is really clear and the videos are great.

BTW, if you want a cute header for your blog I could help you out!

Christine said...

Lindsay, that is odd! I'll be sure to bug you with questions soon!

And Hazel, seriously, I love your blog, especially the title. I'm now a regular reader and it is very inspiring!

Christine said...

Hazel, that is so sweet to offer! I would love for some help :-)