Tuesday, May 15, 2007
One round-trip drive to Ann Arbor, with Mr. Flossie doing most of the driving, et voila: a gift for expectant friends T. and R. I used the Umbilical Cord Hat pattern from Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook. I love that book. It's easy for beginners to follow and enjoyable to read.
I don't know if I could have learned to knit just from Stitch 'n Bitch's line drawings, but that plus a six-week class at the yarn store, plus the videos at knittinghelp.com, have gotten me to the point of being comfortable with scarves and hats and itching to branch out into the world of mittens and socks.