I crocheted quite a bit in college, but since I know nothing about knitting it has always been mysterious to me. Have you ever seen cartoon characters knit? They just wiggle the tips of two knitting needles together, and within a second or two a sweater magically pops out. I don’t have the patience to knit enough to get good at it, but I wanted to learn the basics for the sake of understanding how the process works. I followed along with this tutorial. A sweater didn’t magically pop out of my needles, but there was something hypnotic about knitting once I started getting the feel for it.
Here’s the ugly thing I knitted! It’s supposed to be a dishcloth. It has plenty of nice big gaps in it. Let’s just pretend I put those in on purpose, and they’re for ventilation.
The sheep knitting needles mocked me mercilessly the whole time I used them.
Well, at least my stitches started neatening up a little towards the end there.
One of Oliver’s favorite toys is a knitted bunny, so I tried to convince him that I knitted him a new toy. He was not impressed. Note the withering look.