"When life starts to unravel, get your knitting sticks out and stitch it up."
Knitting is the best therapy!!! A few years ago I was introduced (or maybe reintroduced) to knitting and a few months ago I was reintroduced to crocheting. As a teen, many, many years ago, I used to crochet. At the time, everyone was wearing what I think we called granny shawls. I don't remember the stitch used but it was a simple crochet pattern and when you were done you had a nice triangle shawl. I'm pretty sure that I knitted as well but I just can't remember exactly what I knitted - isn't getting old fun! Anyway, I started knitting a couple of years ago and knitted scarves for my daughters, sister, grandkids, well you get the idea. I knitted the very popular infinity scarf, fingerless gloves and lots and lots of scarves. I was so hooked (no pun intended) on knitting, that I knit everywhere - watching TV, in the car, even on the beach. Then I put it down... I had been eyeing a beautiful throw on Etsy, which was crochet. When I was knitting my scarves, I did manage to crochet one using a simple chain stitch - but I've never worn it. Well back to the throw, I wasn't about to put out almost $200 for a throw, when I could possibly make it myself. Of course, there was no pattern but thanks to my dear mother-in-law, who is a beautiful crocheter (not sure that is a word), she got me started. Here is one of the throws that I crocheted (the other is just like it and in my grandson's room)... I'm currently working on a throw for my granddaughter. Here is what it looks like so far. The pattern you ask? Well it's super simple - K4, P4. I cast on a total of 108 stitches. I actually found the pattern here. Lynne's instructions are excellent and very easy to follow. I used a much smaller needle (US13 circular) than Lynne recommended because that is what I had. I'm not sure how it is going to come out but I will definitely show you when it's finished. I already know that for my next one (yes there will be another ), I will definitely use larger needles. In fact, they are already ordered (from Etsy of course). Thanks for stopping by... Until next time,