I love to knit. I'm fairly horrible at it, but I still love it! I can make squares and rectangles - nothing too fancy. I even kind of taught myself how to switch colors (although, now that I think about it, that scarf is still sitting in my closet, two years unfinished).
Unfortunately, I don't do it right. The person who taught me didn't know how to teach it very well (not their fault - they were right handed, I'm a lefty which is a no-bueno combination) so I'm not a very swifty knitter.
I pick it up about once a year usually to knit a scarf. Every time I start again, I feel a little rusty and I always forget how to cast on (aka begin). I always go back to this tutorial. It has served me well for the last eight years.
I love infinity scarves. I own only one though and I had really been wanting one in white but they were so expensive. Then it dawned on me that I could knit myself one! Hence...
I already had some white yarn lying around (I used Homespun acrylic yarn in Hepplewhite). I cast on 15 stitches using size 11 needles. Then I knitted, and knitted, and knitted until I got my desired length. Once it was fairly long, I folded it in half and held it up to the infinity scarf I already owned and then kept going until it was similar in length.
It ended up being about six feet long.
To make it an infinity scarf, I just took white thread and sewed the ends together. Simple as that!
Here it is wrapped around three times. Sorry about the awkward pictures. My professional photographer was off that day.
I like the difference between twice and three times. Here it is just twice.
This yarn is super warm which is great because winter isn't over yet! In fact, we're getting a huge snow storm right now. It just isn't sticking...
As much as I like knitting, I think my next goal is to learn how to crochet! I've heard that if you can crochet, you can't knit and if you can knit, you can't crochet. Since I'm a pretty bad knitter, I should be pretty awesome at crocheting! Right?!
I'm linking up here!