Sunday, March 22, 2009

Ummm...

I don't suppose there is any harm in never learning how to Purl, is there?

Grrrrr...

"I am NOT an idiot. I can do this. I am NOT an idiot. I can do this..."

6 comments:

Christina said...

HAHAHHAAHAAA!

Where have I heard *that* before?!

Okay, this is the deal. Way back when I was a wee child, either my grandmother or my great-aunt taught me how to knit. All I knew how to do was cast on (wrongly) and knit. For thirty-something years all I really knew how to do was knit garter-stitch scarves and huge scarves also known as afghans.

Period.

Now, you might want to go sit next to Richmond. She may have something to share, too.

You are doing GREAT!

; )

Richmond said...

Christina has it esactly right - 7 months into the knitting thing and I have not yet attempted to purl - hell, I am still working on my "rectangle" (so far that's what it is...)

You can sit by me - it will all be just fine! :)

LauraB said...

Oh, DO let me sit by you! LOL You guys cracked me up first thing this morning - and made me feel a lot better about this mocking row of yarn on the needles.

Never surrender!!

Anonymous said...

purling is just Ginger Rogers to knitting's Fred Astaire...backwards and in high heels

Coming from a man who knits, once you figure it out, it's like..."why wasn't I doing that all along."
the gotcha is, when you knit down one row and purl the next, you'll get a good smooth side and a nubby side, and the material will tend to curl, tube scarf anyone? alternating KKPP etc will give you nice waffle patterns...experimenting is half the fun. Now excuse me I have to go clean my shotgun...BillS in CT

Oddybobo said...

You are lucky dear. When Christina taught me to knit . . . within an hour or two she was forcing the purl on me. I am glad she did! I love it. I love knitting. I can't read a pattern at all, but I can knit one helluva scarf! ;) Congrats on getting down with the sickness! Abd last i checked, there was room on Rich's bench for us all!

LauraB said...

I AM down with the sickness! I AM!

Bill, you crack me up! I love that line and applying it here makes good sense.

And now, I think I'll take these needles to bed - maybe I can put them under my pillow and get it all through osmosis.