I don’t know why I’m sleepless tonight so I’ve been blogwalking amongst the many blogs in Craftzone. I saw a few crochet projects but very, very few knitting projects. In fact, i only know one other blogger, Wie from My Handmade who knits. So, I’ve been thinking, would anybody be interested to learn how to knit? It’s actually very easy. There’s only two stitches to learn which is knit (the top picture) and purl (the bottom picture) and I’m sure if you’re interested enough to learn, you can master these two stitches in less than 30 minutes.
I have some extra straight needles lying around and lots of extra yarn that I can offer for practice. So, I’m offering my time and my tools for anybody who’s interested to pick up knitting. I’d like to start in Putrajaya. If you can get a group of 3-5 people, I’d come and teach at your location. I’d bring the yarn and needles and I promise you you’d be knitting in no time.
It’ll be more of an Intro to Knitting class where for a fee of RM10.00 per person, you’d get to use my needles (on loan) and my stash of yarn to knit a gauge. You’ll learn to do the stockinette (another term for knit) stitch, garter stitch and purl stitch. And you get to keep whatever you’ve knitted. Upon completing this class, you can decide if you want to take up knitting more seriously and start on a simple project like knitting a cushion cover or even a baby’s sweater. Then, I can help you get started with getting your own set of needles and yarn.
You don’t have to wait for Malaysia to snow to start knitting. I was like that before and thought that knitwear would be unsuitable here. But when I started knitting seriously, I found that the yarn are not just made from wool but there’s cotton yarn, linen yarn, bamboo yarn that is very suitable for our weather. Most of the things I knit, I use cotton yarn. It’s lightweight and suitable to wear in the office if you find the aircond is a bit chilly or at the movies. It’s suitable for babies and for those who’s allergic to wool ( I just found out that you can be allergic to wool).
So ladies (and gentlemen, if there’s anybody interested out there), do keep an open mind on knitting. Let me share the joy of knitting with you :)