In Week One, I wanted to learn different stitches, increasing, decreasing and shaping. So I chose a free pattern on Ravelry and bought this beautiful Rowan wool:
About a week later my stuffed toy lamb was done! I named him "Woolseley" - a combination of the name of the shop we are taking classes at: Wolseley Wool. They loved that.
For Week Two, I wanted to make a sweater. But because we just have a short time to seek guidance, I thought I would do a sweater for Woolsely. I figured if I could make HIM one, I could do a human-sized one later on. Unfortunately, this sweater is a bit small for him. So Sam (my traveling buddy) was the lucky recipient:
So far I have learned different cast-on methods, new stitches, how to read knitting charts, how to use circular needles, how to change colours and even how to wind a skein of wool from a swift into a cake ready to use!
This past Thursday I bravely delved into the world of home-made socks. With one week left, I can get help
It's been so much fun and spending time on Ravelry forums has been a great way to learn, share and admire all kinds of yarns and projects too. Yep, I am hooked alright...
But in a good way.