Hand Knitting for all Knitters ~ Beginners to the most Adventurous!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Yesterday, my Aunt and I had a crash course in Swedish Weaving from my Grandma's cousin Norma Jean. Norma Jean has made hundreds of afghans using this embrodery technique. I have never been really interested in needlework but this got my attention; possibly because you do the weaving with yarn.
We were greeted by Stedman, Norma Jean's cat. He is a Scottish Fold. Isn't he beautiful. He wasn't so sure about having strangers in his house.
Eventually, cusiosity got the best of him and he came closer to see what was going on.
Norma Jean is explaining how to read the charts to us. They are harder to follow than you first think. You find the center of your cloth and the pattern is worked in sections from the center out.
Stedman didn't let the fact that we had monks cloth and patterns piled on his chair stop him from getting comfy.
This is what we accomplished in an afternoon. Don't look too closely at it, there is a mistake in it. It has some similarities to counted cross stitch where you have to count the squares and the number of sts and at some point we counted wrong. I will never say that a knitting pattern is hard to read ever again. I highlighed the next row that is to be worked. With all the ups and downs, highlighting the row really helps to see where you are to work next.
It was fun, and I plan to keep playing with it and eventually start an actual project. But, not to worry, I won't be giving up my knitting!