Sunday, September 18, 2005

Continental Purl Ain't So Hard After All

I finally broke down last night and bought Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. I'd been putting it off because I figured I already owned a couple of basic knitting books, what do I need another one for?!?

Well, I was wrong. Debbie Stroller has a great writing style and I actually teared up (okay I cried!) when I read a couple of her experiences with finally getting how to knit and what knitting meant to her and the women in her family.

And she has great directions and illustrations on how to knit, purl, bind off, cast on, and everything else important to knitting.

And there are several patterns in the book I want to try including the cardigan, cell phone holder, purse, and the baby blanket. Funny thing is, my knitting instructor, Lisa, who taught my sweater class is the designer of the baby blanket!!!

This morning I learned how to continental purl and do the seed/moss stitch. The hard part is going to decide which project with what stitches I want to do next!!

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