Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I am SO PROUD! My friend finished her first knitted project!


I've been teaching a friend how to knit. She is left-handed and wanted to learn the typical 'right-handed' way. She learned how without any problems- got her tension down really quickly and in no time learned to recognize the purl and knit stitches.

We saw some scarves knitted in the basket weave stitch pattern (blocks of knit and purl and the scarf is reversible as a result) I am happy to report that she just finished her first scarf. It's a wonderful thick wool yarn from Turkey that we found in the Yarn Market here in Seoul. She knitted it in a basket weave pattern and it was a good way to follow a pattern and to learn to recognize 'purl and knit' stitches when you see them.

She has already started her next scarf and has already knitted about 9 inches on this new scarf. I think that she is already hooked! YEAH!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks fantastic. The colors are great. You are a great teacher!

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

After she had put the last tassel on the scarf, she wore it walking to the restuarant and we didn't even have to leave the building to get to the restaurant! :D

However, she did wear it for her walk home too.

susanc said...

Wow, that looks great. She must be a natural - she picked it up so quickly and you must be a great teacher. Another knitter! Yay!!! I like the yarn too.

Chris said...

Great scarf! Congratulations to both student AND teacher :D

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

You're welcome. She has already cast on to her 3rd scarf. One finished, one about 1/3 finished, and now the new lace one. (like my red one that is posted down below- but, in a different color)

I think that she is really going to become a KNITTER! :D

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

Awesome!!! Love it when I get to show someone new how to knit.. Since I've started knitting I've taught 3 people :)

iwouldratherbeknitting said...

Yeah Mandi! Even if it is one by one.. maybe the world will eventually be 'less stressful' and that has got to have ripple down effects on everything, don't you think?