Friday, May 29, 2009

Show and Tell Friday, May 29, 2009

Today is Show and Tell Friday at Kelli's House. Please visit her blog to view more treasures!

About three weeks ago, I started knitting classes at our local yarn shop. The photo above shows my practice/learning piece. I've learned to cast on, knit and purl, and last night started ribbing. I'm feeling more confident each week and have decided to continue classes all summer long (and maybe beyond!) to keep my momentum going. The class instructor, Allena, is a very talented knitter and is very patient with me. I appreciate that! Visit her etsy shop at

The skeins of yarn above will be used for my first project a Booga Bag. It's a felted handbag. I'm excited to start that project next week and dream of making a few of them to give as Christmas gifts this year. Below is what the finished purse will look like, although my colors are a bit different.

Thanks for checking out my Show and Tell Friday!




Susan said...

How exciting and good for you for tackling a new skill.

i cant decide said...

I want to learn to knit someday. Thanks for sharing about your learning process. That bag is cute and would make a great gift!

Unknown said...

You don't have to say nice things about me just b/c you gave me your blog address you know! LOL j/k
i'm glad you're getting more comfy with your knitting!
see you next week.

teachermomof2 said...

You're right Allena, but I wouldn't say it if I didn't mean it! ;0)