I am joining Ginny at Small Things (don't you just love her blog?) in her Yarn Along this week. Inspired after I finished a very simple garter stitch doll blanket, I decided to give knitting another go. I gave up for a while because I wanted to wait until I had time for a real teacher (as opposed to youtube).
I have been working on a free pattern by Noro Yarns called "Moss Stitch Sweater", which is funny because after I had done far too many rows to pick it all out I realised I had been doing K1, P1 on top of one another instead of a K1, P1 sequence and then a P1,K1 sequence on top of that. As a result I think I have created some sort of a ribbing pattern instead of moss stitch pattern. Sigh!
I still think it looks good though and I have finished the back and am now working on the front. I am really enjoying the space that knitting is giving me to slow down and be present. Instead of rushing around the house doing chore after chore I am happy to sit with the children for intervals and just be in the moment with them while they play. If only I could figure out how to pick up a stitch after I've dropped it... back to youtube!
What are you knitting? If you have any beginners patterns especially for babies (for a new niece!) I would love to hear about them.