Monday, April 6, 2009

how difficult is knitting?

As if I need another hobby. I haven't even been sewing! I've been thinking of knitting though lately. A knitting group at our church is starting this weekend! The thought has crossed my mind a time or two but should I really do it???
I found a pattern for these little dolls today and I SO want to make them for Timber. For you knitters that know- do they look difficult? Would they be too much for a first time project? If it helps any, the first quilt I ever made was a queen sized one. And the pattern was intermediate. The woman (and friend) who taught me to quilt was like, "Um, do you want to start with a wall hanging instead?" No way Jose! Go big or go home.
Any advise would be welcome!

7 comments:

FabricsNQuilts said...

Well, I don't knit, but what harm is there in going to your church's group!? I would love to learn to knit, but like you am leary of a whole new supply addiction!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Ugh Shannon- can you picture it? Needles and yarn everywhere! :)

amy said...

the dolls are adorable! start with a washcloth, start with a washcloth, start with a washcloth. it's not that you CAN'T do it, it's that you might drive yourself batty if you choose this as a first project and then quit completely. there's a rhythm and a feel that takes quite some time to develop so start simple with something you can complete easily and go from there. this doll could come out quite wonky if you don't try something easy first. just my advice, you asked!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Thanks Amy- I did ask. But really? A washcloth?? Ugh, I guess I'd better!! :) You're the expert so I'll try it!

Kiki said...

Or maybe start with a scarf. Those dolls are adorable, but all the increasing and decreasing is much more difficult than straight knitting, not to mention it's in the round for the legs - you'll need 4 needles for that. I second Amy's opinion.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Thanks Kiki! I guess I need to start small. But after the washcloth I'm tackling the doll! :)

Leah said...

Start with a hat! They're so much fun and are quite quick. If you're like me, you need some instant gratification. Also, some people find knitting in the round preferable to knitting with straight needles. The joining and binding off can be tricky as nearing the tip of the hat requires double point needles...but I think you could do it! By the way, we're adding more pics to the blog! Leah

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