I should have guessed it was a presumptuous statement to make when my seasoned knitter friends' eyebrows shot up to their hairlines and their eyes rolled to the back of their heads.
I took to knitting like a duck takes to a sandbox. Never the less, I proceeded to collect all the stuff knitters need including books.
The Knitted Lace book was a gift from one of my eye rolling friends. At the time, I thought, "how nice of her to encourage me in the art of knitting lace."
After investing in lace knitting needles, skeins and skeins of lace yarn, a lace knitting class, super bifocal lenses and hours and hours of casting on thousands of stitches and failing at making even one pattern of lace...I knew why eyebrows met hairlines and eyeballs rolled in their sockets.
So, I started over with knitting and got back to basics with Vickie Howell's 'knit aid' book...a learn it, fix it, finish it guide. Seriously, doesn't she look the epitome of confidence and knowledge sitting there knitting in those stilettos and skinny jeans?
I definitely do not own a pair of stilettos, but I donned my skinniest jeans, got jumbo needles and fat yarn and became a Web/Blog Knitwit. Sure to her word, Vickie had me chatting with my knitting peeps in Knitting Abbreviations Talk....so cool to finally know what they had been talking about.
So, I'll leave you with this slew of abbreviations as I need to get back to my 'KPeeps' and the Tinking of the that LACE WIP that has been OTK since the 6-25-2011 KAL started with KIP friends at the LYS who assured me this shawl was FCEK. They LIED...it has been as hard as any VK pattern or IK project...and to think, I gave them my TIA for all of their HTH help! Needless to say I no longer KIP or KAL anymore at the LYS on this project since I can't remember how to SSK and seem to be OT more often than not while my friends are hard at work on their OKC projects. I'm OK with it all as I am HK on a shelf full of WIP's with hopes that one day they will be FO's....OMG!!
Aren't you glad this OKC is FO'd?
Retrospective of AtoZ Letter B
2015...1950's Bathing Beauty Bombs
2016...Button Bin Binging Basics