No Sweater Knitting?

I took up knitting last summer so that I could have something crafty to do while I was in the car, waiting for Taylor to come out of school. I figured that I would have around 20 mintues to work on some sort of project each day.


Last year, I completed 3 scarves before it got warm again and I just couldn’t bring myself to knit anything ‘hot’. Now that it’s getting ‘cooler’ (temps. in the 90’s now, LOL), I’m getting the urge to knit again. Or take up crochet – especially after seeing this site (what really caught my eye was the spider web).
Because of this knitting urge, I’ve been looking up upcoming knitting titles – three books really caught my eye (mostly because they have the catchiest names) – Domiknitrix: Whip Your Knitting into Shape based on the author’s website of the same name, Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond and Sexy Little Knits: Chic Designs to Knit and Crochet. I wonder what kind of looks I would get if someone saw me knitting a bra or panties while in the car?

9 thoughts on “No Sweater Knitting?

  1. bernadette

    I learned to crochet (by using a little booklet from the dime store) soon after I took up sewing. One of my first big projects was a lacy, black, shawl that has a SPIDER pattern reapeating all over it. I still have that shawl.
    I had also tried knitting and liked that but loved crochet. Crochet is so forgiving and easy to change. But knitting uses yarn more efficiently, can have fewer holes, and drape better. So I like both. But I am much better at crochet so far.
    Somewhere in my disorganized closet and cluttered, future sewing room there is one of my favorite crochet projects (from the 70’s!)and the instructions for making it. It’s a rainbow (the shape and the colors)halter top – essentially backless and very sexy when I used to wear it with jeans. I think I would wear it now OVER a tanktop or t-shirt unless I was at the beach!
    (Or, if I can get my midriff in better shape! I’m now trying pilates.)
    I may try to copy that spider web you linked. Wouldn’t it look cool attached all along the arm of a black sleeve (from underarm to wrist) and then to the side of same garment? So it would open up and show the spider when you raised your arm. It would also make just a great decoration for the house. It’s so fun.

  2. bernadette

    Deal, but I can’t promise I’ll make one by THIS Halloween. Haha.
    There are always too many things I want to try. For instance, I am currently deciding if I really want the long commute that would take me to a once-a-week, 9 week, beginner weaving class. I have had “weaving” on my list of things to learn for many years.

  3. Kelly

    Weaving! Impressive. I met a woman who weaves and uses the one of a kind fabric she makes to sew herself amazing, amazing, amazing garments.

  4. bernadette

    I already own s-o-o-o-o much wonderful fabric that I doubt I would weave yardage for garments. I envision small art weavings as an venue to use lots of fun fibers. If it’s fiber, I love it! (I also eat cooked oat bran, for the fiber, every day for breakfast – as I hope to live long and well enough to do all the projects in my head.)

  5. bernadette

    Thanks for the support. I just mailed in my money and resgistration for the weaving class! I have decided to use public transportation to get to the class, rather than drive. It would take about the same amount of time in our hideous traffic. Metro/bus costs less than gas and I can use the time to read or maybe even crochet! I used to get a lot of knitting and crochet done when I had a long bus/subway commute. I did it even when I had to stand if there were no seats!
    My additional, maybe too ambitious, plan is to stop on the way home in DC (where I change Metro lines anyway), and visit one of the museum shows each week. I try to see all I can but always miss a few good ones somehow. They inspire my own ideas.

  6. Stacy

    Bernadette – I can’t wait to hear about the weaving class! And I love idea of getting in some shows along the way.

  7. Rachelle

    Hi Stacy!
    Sexy Little Knits is actually what made me want to take up knitting. I don’t wear sweaters that well because they swallow me up, so I never thought I’d take up knitting, even though I’ve always wanted something like that to do in the subway. Then I saw that book and I was like “I’m SO going to learn how to knit”. 🙂
    I’ve also taken up crocheting. I’m learning from The Happy Hooker.

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