I guess my post title today would be more appropriate if I was going to talk about crocheting, but now that I've rediscovered knitting, it's true... I'm hooked!!
As I've mentioned before, it's been decades since I last had knitting needles in my hands, but I was determined to give it a try. I thought that by starting out with something small like a dishcloth would be the best way to go.
**Warning: This first picture may be disturbing to some viewers... especially if you are a skilled knitter.**
|Now that I've had more practice, my 1st attempt even makes me cringe!|
There are thousands of dishcloth patterns out there, so I thought I would attempt a few different ones, to see which one I liked the best. Jody's birthday was right around the corner, so I thought, why not make some to go along with her gift? Thank goodness for Youtube videos. They really helped to refresh my memory with all kinds of tips and techniques.
I felt like my Nana was there right along beside me as I worked away on these; using the same needles she used for her many years of knitting.
When she opened her gift, Jody made the comment that she just threw away 3 dishcloths that had seen better days, so I was happy to give her some new ones to use. (No, I didn't give her the one in the first picture!)
As I like to say... if you have to wash dishes by hand, why not have some pretty dishcloths to do the job?