Since this past August, I’ve taken up double-sided knitting as my past-time/hobby. I’ve been knitting casually for years, but this is the first time that I’ve tried something new, other than blankets.
I came upon Lattes & Llamas sometime last year and loved the 2014 Geek-Along Blanket that they were making for a Children’s Charity. It looked simple enough, but something new to challenge me. And, all the individual squares were fandoms, something I could totally get behind!
I started off with the simple Mario Mushroom and quickly realized that I needed YouTube to help me get through some spots, namely with the alternating stitches. Luckily I found a video that helped a lot and got me going. I figured out the patterns pretty quickly, but as I was progressing on the Mario Mushroom, I made quite a few big mistakes and screwed up royally.
So I had to re-do the entire thing, but I did refine the technique a bit more and learn to read the patterns better.
After I completed the Mario Mushroom……
I followed it up with the Caffeine Molecule…..
All in all, I’ve really liked doing all this knitting. It gives me something to do, other than play on my phone or just mindlessly watch a movie while the girls sleep during nap time or in the evening. And in the end, I’ll have this awesome blanket. Woot!