Knitting Quotes (96 quotes)
Mama Lisa's Books
A garter stitch provides a sturdy, flexible piece of knitting that won't roll around the edges. It's ideal for numerous items, such as scarves, bags, hats, and blankets. Regardless of what you're making, the garter stitch is a basic stitch many beginning knitters start out with that will definitely prove to be a useful tool in your knitting toolbox. To knit the garter stitch, start by casting on as many stitches as your pattern needs. Then, holding your needles in the starting position, push the tip of the right needle into the first loop on the left needle. Next, wrap the yarn around the right needle and pull the right needle through the loop. Finally, pull the loop off of the left needle and repeat with the rest of the cast-on stitches.
In late November and into December, I often find myself knitting at night, rushing to catch up with projects destined to become Christmas presents. I am not a very skilled knitter; I can make rectangles scarves, small blankets and things that can be made out of rectangles leg warmers, arm warmers, bags, vastly oversized laptop covers. Still, I love knitting. The second poem links knitting and waves as well. The two poems sort of work together, both using the imagery of waves for knitting. I was excited, though, when my daughter asked me to teach her how to knit. She wants to make a Christmas blanket.