Sewing & Repurposing

Whipstitch Wednesday: Learning to Knit {winter goals}

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I originally planned to post this yesterday, on Wednesday but a number of factors had a hand in the delay. Hope you enjoy it all the same! ๐Ÿ˜Š

My Brief Absence & A Blogging Update

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ First let me say sorry for my absence here on the blog and WordPress in general. I’m behind reading your posts and behind on my blogging schedule as well.

And it’s all because we got totally sick. It was so immensely not fun. The flu is no joke. I hope none of you get it but if you do you have my complete sympathy.

But anyways. Back to blogging stuff.

 

First of all, I wanted to say…

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A big thank-you to all of my readers because I made it to 100 followers ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Yay! Thanks so much you guys. You inspire me with your likes, your comments, your encouragement here on the blog (and some of you in real-life have been blog-encouragers as well). Many thanks. And here’s to more posts in the days ahead!

 

Introducing Whipstitch Wednesday

Today I’d like to introduce a new category I’m calling Whipstitch Wednesday.

I’ve been doing a ton of different sewing/stitchery projects and thought this would be a fun way to share things I’m doing, learning and any other helpful tips I’ve found.

One thing I’ve been doing lately is (trying) to learn to knit. It’s been a long-time goal of mine.

 

Found a New Hobby at the Hobby Lobby…

So a few weeks ago I went out with a friend to Hobby Lobby and bought some knitting needles. Then I got out some yarn (I’ve been using it for non-knitting projects) and attempted toย started to knit. I consulted a ton of books btw, didn’t just pull this out of my brain of course.

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After awhile, I got the knit stitch down. Although it looked too loose and I couldn’t figure out why…then just recently I learned that the big needles go with the big (thick) yarn. This was part of the reason I was so frusterated with my knitting.

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Sweet Success

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I’m so happy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„ It was hard to get the hang of it but I’m proud of my efforts.

The yarn I used is Red Heart Super Saver in Monet. I think it would be classified as a “worsted” yarn. So better suited forย size 6 needles, from what I’ve read, instead of my size 13 needles.

I happened upon a yarn site (loveknitting.com) that was having a sale soooo….yeah I’m hooked. Planning tons of projects. As if I need any more sewing projects haha. Oh well can never have too many. It’s great therapy and perfect for these icky winter days.

Have you been doing any winter sewing projects to de-stress? Do you knit or want to learn someday?

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P.s.- I found these two videos helpful for learning how to purl.

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How To Do a Purl Stitch Knitting, by Howcast

 

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How to Purl – p Stitch Beginner, by GoodKnitKisses