It's my birthday today, so I figured I'd finally introduce myself and post my projects.
I never knit before. My friend bobinthebull came for a visit and goaded me into starting. After knitting 3 inches of a scarf in garter stitch, i figured i'd better figure out what this 'purl' thing was about. Wow - it created 'stockinette'! A few more rows of that and I got bored and needed to do something with a pattern.
Without knowing what I was getting into, I started to replicate a traditional legging of the Sarakatsans of northern Greece. They knit in the round, but I wasn't up to it yet so I knit this first piece flat.
Finishing that, I started a sock. You can see the front and back in the 3rd picture. I haven't finished with the leg yet. 'Picking up' stitches does not seem fun at all..... There were some other issues too....
I am currently working on and almost finished with the second legging, but this time I figured I'd get a grip on circular knitting, and do it in the round (DPNs)
Once this is done I think I am moving on to 3 color leggings. Who knows.
Thanks for listening and looking. I'd love to hear from other stranders, as well as if anyone is doing knitting over the neck ( i.e. what seems to be called 'Portuguese' style, although it is done all over the Balkans, Mediterranean and Middle East that way).
Anyone in the NYC area??
|First project ever. knit flat||299.28 KB|
|current project, traditional legging knit round, almost done!||247.33 KB|
|second project - traditional socks. unfinished-no legs yet||161.47 KB|