Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Knitting Practice

There are so many things I wanted to write about yet so little time. . .

When I was learning in Dreams how to crochet, I have classmates who are into knitting and looking at what they're doing, I thought it was hard and said to myself that I will never study it.  Then one day I saw a finished piece of a knitted lace shawl done by one of the lovely ladies there and fell in love with it.  Sorry wasn't able to take a photo.  After seeing that shawl, I changed my mind and asked Ms. Lilli, the owner and teacher of Dreams, to teach me how to knit.  And here I wanted to show you my practice piece.  It's a dishcloth done in garter stitch.  I learned that garter stitch is all knit while stockinette is knit and purl.  

 Now I wanted to buy a complete set of knitting needles but I was torn between this:
Photo courtesy of:  Knit Picks

and this:
Photo courtesy of:  Knitting-Warehouse

I know that I wanted pointed needles and Harmony has sharp points while Boye has blunt based on my point of view.  I know that I also prefer wood because I don't like the slip of metal.  Maybe I'm just drawn to Boye because it's cheaper than Harmony, $45.49 against $84.99.  What do you think?

Here's the comparison of the tip of Boye to my bamboo knitting needles,

got this Boye straight needles from a starter kit like this (sorry too tired and lazy to take a photo of mine),
Photo courtesy of:  Weekend Kits

I've got some Harmony circular needles to show you for further comparison, but as I've mentioned, right now too tired and lazy to take photos.

Any inputs from you would be greatly appreciated :-)

This is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week everyone!


dulcinella said...

Congratulations on your first knitting project. For a beginner you did very well. I have been knitting for over 40 years now and I still don't have all the needle sizes. As to bamboo or something else: I always use metal for the smaller sizes as it is easier to hold. For the thicker yarn I choose plastic or bamboo. The metal needles start to take awkward shapes if the project is too heavy. Sorry I can't be of more help...

Donna said...

It looks great, I LOVE the yarn, so colourful!!!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Knitting is VERY popular at the moment, there are a lot of very cool products out there... but then I am avoiding second hobbies!