Comic 515 – “Knitting”
Errol: Yes. I learned to knit. 😀 Here’s a pic of me knitting and a small excerpt from my post on Facebook!
It’s 2am. WHAT?! Good grief. Anyway, I learned a lot of things tonight. I learned how to do a normal Knit and then also a Purl.
Look, the knitted monstrosity looks like a fish tie, or something. The bottom part is all straight knit stitch, and that’s called a Garter Stitch.
Then when you Knit a row and then Purl a Row, that’s a Stocking Stitch.
And finally, at the top, I Knit 2 and then Purl 2. And this is Ribbing!
Now all you need to do is get a pair of Maracas and knit Totoro covers to go over them… (though you’ll have to create the pattern for them first)
Hmm…for something round like that, I think it would be more of a crochet 🙂
HUZZAH!!! You are assimilated! You now must join Ravelry!!
Huzzah Ravelry! Are you on it, Sorka?
I once tried to learn to knit, because my mom and sister had recently learned. I failed. I blame my left-handedness.
I’m left-handed too, Kristi, so I feel your pain. There were quite a few failed attempts before I finally got it my last year of university. It took another leftie to teach me.
I don’t know any lefties who knit, and I know a lot of lefties. I thought about getting a book to teach myself, but in the end, if I have free time, I’d much rather be writing.
It’s strangely addicting isn’t it? It’s not surprising repetitive patterns and construction appeal to engineering side of personalities. It’s a bit like Civilization.. it just keeps you going and going…
Hey, if I can mine for 300 hours in Terraria, i can certainly knit. 😀
But knitting is so slow compared to crochet! (or maybe *my* knitting is slow compared to crochet) I figure I have already spent approximately 40 hours on my current knitting project (a baby blanket) and I’m only half-way done.
That’s what I heard, but my wife knows how to knit. She doesn’t crochet. Which is sad, there are awesome totoro patterns for crochet…
I give it till Saturday when you learn crochet.