Football season is here, and I couldn’t be happier. My favorite sport, coinciding with my favorite season, which brings my favorite food, along with my favorite smells.
But, circling back to football, this also means a lot – I mean a LOT of couch time. So I’ve decided instead of spending my Sundays eating fried foods and getting drunk, I’ll take up teaching myself how to knit. Football is on tv of course. Thank you to the amazingness and convenience that is the interwebz.
I didn’t know where to start, other than YouTube videos of course. Then I remembered that I pass a place every single fucking day of my life heading to work. It’s called The Black Sheep.
It’s suuuuuper cute on the inside, and everyone that works there is so nice and easy to talk to. The woman to help me was great, and very informative. She clued me in on needle sizes and types, how to read a yarn label, the different types of yarn, and which goes best with what project and pattern. She also mentioned that they have classes, which could be fun. But for now, I’m all about the YouTube.
I have no use for scarves, or even tea cozies for that matter. So I decided I would just dive right in; I walked in with a slouchy beanie that I already owned and said “this is what I wanna learn, set me up.” And she definitely did.
The store was so beautiful. There were so many options, (which is my downfall. So many projects, so little time). It was hard to choose!
But I finally did. I settled on this dark turquoise worsted weight skein, and I love it. The color will look so vibrant as a hat against my black hair this winter. She also sent be home with a book, and size 8 circular needles.
So far, the book has sucked. I’m sure it’s a great book for most people, but there’s just something about reading 2D picture instructions that I just can’t get. I’m definitely a hands-on learner. (Aaaand that’s what she said)
I feel like this hat idea is a perfectly rounded starter project. It’s got casting on (duh), 2×2 rib knitting, and a couple other things that I haven’t gotten to yet.
Break time at work is now the best time. I really can’t wait for it to cool down, this Florida heat kills me every year. Ugh go home Florida, you’re drunk and sweaty.