Wednesday, April 14, 2010
These are NOT my finished objects, I am sad to say. In fact this is the work of a total newbie who just learned to cast on 3 weeks ago. Seriously. When a non-knitting co-worker came and asked me to teach her how to knit socks I had to hide a little laugh at her beginner's ambition. As we all know socks are HARD. At first. I totally discouraged her and put her to work knitting cowls in the round and back and forth on garter stitch dishrags. But she showed me. On returning from spring break she produced this adorable little sock that she made following the directions she found on You Tube and Ravelry. She even managed to change colors after I told her not to. Not yet, anyway. I have seen so many beginning knitters crash and burn that it just seems to make more sense to encourage them to start slow. Very slow. Not anymore.