I got a 'learn to knit' kit at the bookstore a while back, and attempted to learn, but failed. Back when I learned how to crochet, I was CONVINCED crochet was soo hard, and that knitting would be easier, so I used a pair of chop-sticks and tried to learn how to knit, but I was very frusterated. So I learned how to crochet, and I have crocheted for about 6 months now. I absolutely loved SNB Crochet, and I was looking to make some more hip things, but she doesn't have another crochet book. Buutt...she DOES have some knit books! So I went ahead and bought some knitting supplies, after loosing the ones that came with the kit(but I still had the book), and started to knit. I am now pretty fast, and I can knit and purl very well(although when I purl, I hold the yarn and needles so weird, my mom swears i'll get carpultunnel syndrome(sp?))
That book that came with the kit was SO easy to learn from, and it has the instructions to knit a couple of really cute things! So I picked a coin purse, but got side-tract, and then tried a scarf, and then got un-inspired with that. I blamed my ADD-ness on the un-inspiring yarn, and ran to walmart, hoping to find some I loved. I landed upon this orange-yellow yarn that stole my heart. I absolutely love orange! So I decided to finish that coin-purse, but I made it a bit bigger, so I could be kept busy a bit longer.
So I started, knit about 1 hour the first day, and after a horrible 5 hour sleep of waking up due to nightmares, I decided to knit. It took my mind right away from the terrifying thoughs I was having! It's like therapy! lol.
So, enough with the blabering, here is my lined coin purse! Luckily, I had the purlfect(teehee) lining for the bag. Since you can't really see with the pictures, it is a white background with red and really light orange flowers, just gorgeous!
Here are the pics!
it really is yellow-orange! My camera decided to screw up the colors.
That's $2 of quarters in there, and I tossed it around, and none came out!
Attempted stitch close-uphttp://i15.tinypic.com/4md851j.jpg
Another stitch close-up. I was just knitting that row, but it came out looking wonky(<3 that word) Maybe I stretched it out or something?
Well. there it is! I like it! I have too short of an attention span to do a scarf, but maybe once my SNB Books come in, I will be way too inspired not to do one! Plus, the weather down here doesn't really call for a scarf..yesterday I think it was...104 degrees? lol.
Thanks for looking! Bless your soul if you read it all...lol