I am learning to do this:
So that eventually, I can make this:
I have been a happy hooker (ahem...crocheter) for many years, but never attempted to make anything other than hats, scarves, felted mittens, blankets and a couple of cowls. Then I met my friend Deirdre. She is an accomplished knitter and makes it look so effortless as she dashes off sweaters, scarves, shawls and hats. I really wanted to learn to knit, after seeing her creations. So she offered to teach me. At first, I was all thumbs, slowly bringing the yarn around and trying, as she instructed, to make the needles do the work.
Finally, I got the hang of knitting (not purling - that will be the next lesson)!
So, she says, once I can knit and purl, I can make this sweater. It is simply a question of knitting all the pieces and putting them together, she says. I can do it, she says. I hope so, because I have a whole box of blackberry colored yarn (gorgeous yarn from Knit Picks, by the way) and since Deirdre has such faith in me, I must have faith in myself. I can't wait to get started on the sweater, but first, I must become a proficient knitter and purler.
It is never too late to learn something new!