Monday, February 20, 2012

Recent Acquisitions

My knitting education begins tomorrow afternoon! I'm SO very excited for this new endeavor. I've got unstoppable visions of scarfs and mittens and hats and sweaters and so. much. more fluttering about my mind's eye.

At this point in the journey, all I can tell you is that those are size 8 bamboo needles and the ball is 4-ply worsted weight Peruvian highland wool. And that concludes the scope of my knitting knowledge. Bring it, yarn! I've been ready for you for a long, long time!!!

*Candlerites-I picked up these knitting supplies at the well-stocked, super hospitable Yarn Nook on Smokey Park Hwy. Linda, the proprietress, is a dear soul, helping me get my needles and yarn, spinning the skein into a ball for me, letting Huxley curl up with a stuffed animal life-size cat in the window and sun himself (themselves?) while I shopped, and informing me that the Yarn Nook holds beginning knitting classes, also, every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:30-12:30 on an ongoing basis for $8/class. I've driven by this little building for the past 5 years and never stopped in before. That's the end of that! I know I'll be back, and you should give it a peek, too!

24 comments:

Rebecca said...

How exciting!! You will love knitting. :)

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your next book on knitting! I'm sure you can conquer anything!

Indio said...

Wow.. that is quite a bargain for the class. In these parts, classes start at $10 per hr. Looking forward to seeing the photos of your creations.

Anita said...

Good luck! I'm just starting to learn how to knit too and love it!

Meryl said...

Knitting is so much fun--you'll be knitting that little guy of yours sweaters before you know it!

Unknown said...

I'm sure someone has already told you, but if you haven't yet check out Ravelry. Fabulous resource. You can answer any knitting question and have a ton of patterns at your finger tips.

Jodie said...

Woops. Didn't put my name on the Ravelry comment. Commenting again so you have my info. :)

Sarah said...

Best of luck! I too have passed the Yarn Nook, but I've never stopped in. I tend to go to Yarn Paradise in Biltmore Village or Purls downtown.

Sadie said...

I tried to teach myself to knit a couple years ago- I made exactly 1 hat before life got busier and I put the needles down. We are getting a few alpacas soon- so maybe I'll pick them back up. We just moved to Candler so I will have to remember the Yarn Nook recommendation....

Lane said...

Welcome to the club- I started about 3 years ago and know find myself gushing about knitting needles to friends....kinda cool and kinda awkward :)

Sherrie said...

Oh, have fun! I've tried many times and decided that knitting is not. my. thing. But for people whose thing it is, they LOVE it! I hope you're one of them.

Jessie said...

You're going to love it! Some advice - don't be intimidated by new skills, you'll be amazed at how fast you'll pick them up! If you ever have questions my Ravelry id is jessieimproved just like my blog!

Erin said...

Welcome to the very addictive world of knitting!

Sarah K. said...

I'm really excited to follow your knitting journey. Knitting is something I've always wanted to learn, even if only to make ridiculously long scarves and misshapen pot holders.

Heather said...

It's so addicting, but you'll love it! I actually look forward to places where I have to wait because it means knitting time! I'm with a previous commenter: check out Ravelry. Good luck with your new endeavor!

Heather said...

Very exciting. I took a lesson over the summer and just finished my first scarf. There was a lot of unknitting to get there but I found I learned the most from my mistakes, I guess knitting is a little like life in that way.

Sam said...

I've been knitting for about 6 years...I took it up when I started teaching in order to relieve stress. I love it.

Jessica said...

You're going to love knitting! Also, what a nice color way to start with. Of course, we'll see you on Rav. :)

erika said...

I've tried to learn how to knit a few times and have finally gotten the hang of it. No sweaters yet for this lady, just scarves and pot holders. I'm surprised nobody mentioned it already, so I will, you might want to get yourself a cheaper yarn to start with. The ball you have is beautiful, but it will be harder to pull out your stitches and harder to see your stitches since it is fuzzy yarn and that might frustrate you in the beginning. I hate the idea of cheap yarn, too, but maybe you can pick some up at Goodwill and then you won't need it again :) Good luck!

Jennifer said...

You will love it I'm sure! And definitely get on ravelry if you're not already!

camille t said...

Have a blast! What an exciting start!
Be sure to check out ravelry.com for inspiration, encouragement, and patterns galore.

K. said...

Yes! Yes! Can't wait to see how addicted you become.

Cyndi said...

Oh I hope you love it as much as I do!!!

Dee said...

Welcome to the knitting world! Be sure to check out the awesome site Ravelry (www.ravelry.com). Endless free patterns and support for all levels of knitting. I think I am more addicted to this site than Facebook.