So I went on a yarn gathering expedition with my Knitting Coach. And I gathered my two books about how to knit. And I spent some time this week on my first attempt at completing my goal of knitting a scarf this year.
I showed her my little sample this morning. As a good Knitting Coach should do, she replied: “This is really pretty yarn!” Ah, yes. That’s diplomacy for ya.
Anyway, I hesitantly display my first attempt. (Blushing as badly as I do when the Blockbuster guy yells out our titles: “Okay – that’s LITTLE MERMAID and BOURNE IDENTITY.”)
I don’t know much, but I know this: Random loopy things sticking off the side of the scarf is not a good thing.
So I’m on to Knitting: Take Two. But don’t worry, I’ve found a myriad of uses for my little guy:
This almost works. She just doesn’t like that it doesn’t match her (ugly) cat bed.
So I could use it as an Apple Blanket. It keeps them warm next to the cold air blowing in our windows.
Or it could be a Finger Warmer. If I get nervous, my fingers get fah-reezing, which is not good for piano playing…this could help keep them warm, without the restrictive feel of a glove.
Then I hit upon the answer! A Doorknob Tie! Why a Doorknob Tie?
It’s every germaphobe’s dream! I’ll knit a different color for every member of the family and every doorknob in the house and even one to keep in my purse for when we’re out!