Knitting is hard.....

especially when the cat is trying to attack your yarn. But I am learning. I haven't dropped any stitches yet. Pretty close, but not yet.
On that note, I need help from some of you yarn gurus! I would like to find an economical yarn of the same weight as this, but something less pricey and that I don't have to order from Europe. It doesn't have to be wool, just something of comparable weight so that the gage would be the same. Anyone?

6 comments:

amandajean said...

knitting is hard, with a cat or not! I have no clue about the yarn. sorry. do you think Craft Direct would have something comparable?

we got the package for abby, and she looks adorable in her sweater and skirt. I'll send pictures soon. thanks so much!

Roxanne said...

I'm no pro either, but I usually just try to match up the needles size that is recommended for the yarn. good luck!

Candy Stick Lane said...

Hooray that your knitting!!! I just took a class this summer while my kids were with their dad for a month. I had a couple people try to teach me in past years, but I couldnt get it - but in the class it was a dream - easy as pie! I just finished my first baby sweater (for my niece) Im gonna keep an eye on your blog - b/c Id love to know the answer to your question. I spent over $40 dollars on the yarn to do her little sweater. Have Fun!

Taryn said...

So how is it coming along? Are you getting the hang of it, and is it getting easier?

Kristin said...

It looks to be worsted weight - which fortunately is very easy to find at any craft or yarn store :)

Have fun! :)

Kristin
RTH

Winona said...

Linda,
I tried to learn to knit many times over the years. Finally, my daughter told me about a knitting class at a local yarn shop. The owner/teacher has been knitting for 55 years. It was 2 classes, each 2 or more hours long. We took them at the beginning of the month. I have finished a dish cloth, scarf, and am about 1/3 done on my second scarf. Our daughter is ready to cast on for the back of her first sweater. She already has the front done. We are having fun, but knitting is much slower than crocheting. Of course that might be because I have crocheted for over 27 years. LOL Good luck with your knitting. Our teacher told us that bamboo wood needles work better for beginners because the stitches don't slip off so easily. Just thought I'd throw that out to you. (grin)
Winona