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Today I took my first ever “knitting class“.  Yes...Knitting 101.  I went into the class with the idea that I’ll listen...and try to do it but I’ll probably end up just sitting there watching everyone else and chatting.  

Think again.  I actually picked up on it fairly quickly.  I amazed myself to say the least. I EVEN....helped another person get started.  I can do a “cast on” stitch...yeah...I know I impressed everyone with that knitting terminology.estatic  The instructor was very good and did inform us that we might start cursing but to just put it down for a bit and then pick it back up and start again.  I did feel the urge to say a few choice words but I did refrain.  Instead I ate a “sugar” cookie....yes the thing that I said was going to give up...SUGAR.  At least I didn’t eat the chocolate chip one..since I did give up chocolate for Lent.  And to top it off...this class was held at the Family Y (where I am suppose to be working out and exercising).  Did I go exercise before the class started at 10:00am?  Ummmm that would be a NO. Obviously I’m paying $40 a month to learn how to knit instead of learning how to really exercise and lose weight.  Something is definitely wrong with this picture.    

I making myself a very pretty fuzzy celery color scarf.  My goal is to get good enough to start making scarves for the homeless and the whoever needs one.  Hopefully I can make several over the summer months to have to give out in the fall and winter.  Not to mention Christmas gifts for everyone. That’s right.  My whole family is receiving “scarves made by MaryClark“....for Christmas...that is...if I really get the hang of it.  

Is there anyone else out there that knows how to knit?  If so...I need a way to contact you in case I run into some problems.  

They told me today that next Sat. we are going to learn a new stitch......I think this is where it all goes down hill for me.  Oh brother....tongue out



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Feb 28, 2009
    • Knitting is fun.  I like to knit.  My problem is when I make a ding mistake, I don’t know how to correct.  So I took the whole row apart, and then more mistakes.  Pretty much later, I will say SHXT, Forget It.



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      Lattedahna wrote Feb 28, 2009
    • How fitting is it that as I read your lament about the indulgence of the sugar cookie and how you gave up chocolate for Lent that to the right of your blog page was an ad for THE.CookieDiet.   And featured in the ad appeared to be... you guessed it CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.
      And YEs I noticed the color of the scarf you are knitting...CELERY! ALRIGHT GIRL!
      I am new here..and while I don’t knit... I get a hankering sometimes to start.  I am addicted to all sorts of crafts with paper.   And with all the great fun yarns out there...I can feel that urge to just buy a skein (is that right)  and some needles or a crochet hook.   GOOD LUCK!



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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 28, 2009
    • Good for you Mary! Knitting is fun when you get the hang of it.  I do knit and I’m here if you need help, though it’s much easier to show how to do it than to tell how to do it.

      How’s the giving up chocolate for Lent going for you?  I’m driving my husband nuts today because I’m pacing around the house having the chocolate version of a nicotine fit.  Good thing I’m going out tonight so he doesn’t have to put up with me.



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      Mary Clark wrote Feb 28, 2009
    • I showed my J-Team tonight my knitting project.  They all laughed and said...“yeah...that looks like a scarf...NOT“...but they all loved the celery color.  I’ll take some pics of it tomorrow.  

      The sacrifice of chocolate for lent....that’s another blog.



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