Knitting has always appealed to me. My grandmother used to knit. Of course, my other grandmother used to crochet - but for whatever reason, crochet never caught my eye. I like the look of a knitted item better. And I like the two needles in my hands.
Shortly before the birth of my son, I took it upon myself to take one of JoAnn Fabrics Knitting 101 classes in the hope that I would learn enough to knit up a little blanket for my gender-to-be-determined newborn. All throughout the pregnancy I thought he would be a 'she' - so I purchased some blue yarn and figured I'd set to work just in case I had a real shock in the delivery room and 'she' turned out to be a 'he'. We never did learn the gender of either of our babies before delivery, so it wasn't a huge surprise when the baby turned out to be a 'he'.....but still!
I never did get around to knitting something up for him. There are only 17 months between these two munchkins. Need I say more?
Anyhow, I did finally knit something out of that soft, blue yarn. A scarf. I'm sure I knit it completely wrong, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
After browsing a bit on Ravelry, I settled on this Rag Doily Rug for my second project. So far, I really like knitting with big needles - chunky knits! Yay! And I loved the idea that I could use up some of my fabric to make a rug.
So, I set to work cutting up my fabric per the instructions.
I had to cast on and then completely unravel the project four times before getting to this point. The good news is that I definitely now know how to cast on, knit stitch, purl stitch, yarn over, and slip stitch.
I'm pretty excited to watch this baby turn into something recognizable! Once I finish it I think I'll try knitting something 'in the round'. Surely I can figure that out, right? Maybe I should wait until I see how this project turns out before I get too ambitious....