I was working on some buttons and suddenly realized, “Hey, I need a button!” So, here is my new button for myself. Please swipe it at will. I like it so much better than my first button. Oh, and when summer rolls around and our tomato plants are flowering, there’ll be another button for me in yellow. :o)
I’ve also made buttons for Michelle:
And about knitting…
I saw these at Walmart:
They looked so smooth and inviting compared to all the cold, aluminum ones I’ve seen, so I bought them. Then I watched the four free beginning knitting video clips (two-tail cast-on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and cast-off) at Common Threads. They explained it so clearly, they made it easy!
Here is my very first knitting! The dark rose one is the swatch I learned on. Most of it is knitting, then a few rows of purling, then, at the top, stockinette stitch (alternating rows of knitting and purling).
After my first swatch, I wanted to do something interesting, but not difficult. So, I searched the web for dishcloth patterns. I picked this Three and One Checked Cloth from the Dishcloth Boutique because it was the first thing that piqued my interest and was simple enough for me to do without learning anything new. It has just knit, purl, and slip stitches. I did only a tiny swatch (that’s a penny in the photo for scale), so I wouldn’t get too frustrated. :o)
Oh, yes, and my knitting does curl at the beginning and ending edges (as stockinette and some other stitch patterns do), I just have it pinned down for the photo.