Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Knitting in the New Year

Well I guess I ought to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! May you all have a blessed season this 2008...

Mike expressed a desire to learn how to knit, so I gave him knitting needles and yarn for Christmas, plus a "coupon" for a "free knitting lesson from his fellow lefty" (like me, he's a lefty and, trust me, only a lefty can teach a lefty how to knit--I tried for the longest time to learn from a righty and got so messed up...). So on New Years eve day, he tells me had had a bad dream the night before that the knitting coupon had expired and that I wouldn't give him a lesson *laugh* So he wanted to get right on it. We did, and here are some pictures that Ellie took. Let me tell you that there's nothing like teaching a 50-year old GUY how to knit!

I'm holding the scarf I've been working on (and have currently finished) and he's holding up three fingers for the three rows he's accomplished. Not to put a damper on the picture, but he got revenge on me for laughing at his style by messing up shortly after this picture. He goofed so badly that we had to start COMPLETELY OVER. I'm kidding when I say he did it in revenge--he was as frustrated as I was--but still... :)

Let me tell you that it was an experience I will never forget...

4 comments:

My Redeemer Liveth said...

*HAHA* Katie, it looks like y'all had a grand time :) I've had several people try and teach me how to knit and I fail miserably every single time ;) Maybe you could give me some lessons sometime! *smile* Love ya lots!
~Emily

Katie said...

Hello my dear Emily! Are you a righty or a lefty?? That does make a big difference in who can teach you... Only a righty can teach a righty :) Mike DID gush about how great a teacher I was, so if you're a lefty, I'd love to teach you next time I see you (even though I'm probably not as good a teacher as he says). I hope you all are doing well *hugs from afar*

Hannah said...

Oh wow!!! Haha! I once tried to teach my Dad how to knit (and crochet, but let's just say that lasted all of ten seconds)...that was quite interesting, to say the least! :D I like the scarf you knitted! It's really pretty. :)
Ooh! When did you get bangs?? :) Do you like them? I think they look good on you. :)

Katie said...

Hi Hannah--thanks for the bangs compliment! I got them about three months ago and just recently (finally) like them... It takes me a while to get used to new things. Yes, I love the scarf. When I was done knitting it and showing it off to everyone, Mike actually seriously offered to buy it from me (he liked it so much). Of course, I said no. I had worked long and hard on that scarf! (if was only my second creation and therefore had taken me a long time). I hope you're doing well--God bless!