Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Knitting Project: Knitted Gridded Towel

I admit it.. I am one of those short-attention-span people. I like doing lots of things and I enjoy variety.

Lately, I found out that my brain and my eyes work faster than my TV, and so I have several seconds every now and then to fill, while waiting for the actors to finish their sentences (not a very good habit, because after all, who knows what they are going to say). In any case, I (asked my dear husband to) dug out a box of crafts material from the storage, and started learning how to knit.

Several years back, I have bought knitting needles and the book on how to knit. I gave up learning when I couldn't even do a cast off. Learning from books was tricky. This time around, I was more prepared. I googled the video instead of buying books. Ha!

With the help of online videos and my dear friend, Vincy, I finally managed to finish my first knitting project, ever! It's a hand towel. Chris chose the colors, and I found the pattern online (yeay to open source projects!). My project is the mini version of the pattern, and instead of using 2 different colored yarns, I used multi-color yarns.

Not bad, if I say so myself. I finally understand what they mean by wrong side, right side, stitch, purl, slip, and binding off. And now, off to the next project...

3 comments:

Christian Losari said...

We now have beautiful hand made towels in our washroom :)

Stop Signs of Life said...

Good for you! It looks very beautiful. Mind you on the washing, though. Don't use hot water and don't put it in the dryer. Guarantee it would shrink by half. ^_^
Great job, sis!

Olivia Gautama said...

Hahaha.. ini cotton kok.. jadi mestinya tahan air dan dryer. We use it as hand towel, after all.

Rest assured, cece ngga bakalan bikin sesuatu yang susah nyucinya... Maybe you make something with exotic materials next time. ^_^