Friday, July 22, 2011
My mother never knitted from a pattern, she just knitted. Which was great for her, not so good for me trying to learn.
I first saw the baby surprise jacket on http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/ and I thought what a wonderful little thing it was. When you knit it, it doesnt look like anything really and then you sew just two seams up and presto! Its a baby jacket.
I got on the net and ordered Elizabeth Zimmermanns book and that was it. It has sat on the shelf for about 18 months .
so the other day I was determined to master the art of the surprise jacket. I got the wool out of my stash and the circular needles from the heaps that I got from freecycle and grabed the book and started.
I cast on the number of stitches she told me too and stopped. it had all these abbreviations I didnt understand, so I youtubed them. There are many videos explaining what all the stitches are complete with a demonstration. Then I youtubed the surprise jacket and found a series of vides to watch as a very kind lady acually knitts the jacket, so you can knit along.
so I am in the process of knitting videos two, there are two more vidoes. As Im a see and do person, rather than a read and do, its working out perfectly.
I will post more pics as I progress.
I love the internet, its just like having a wise women living in your home.