So I'm still knitting! Granted if it wouldn't have gotten so WARM out I might be more inclined to work on a scarf more. (Well that and if I worked on it more than once every two weeks with mom.) I am progressing though and mom decided to join me with the knitting. She is working on learning a lacy pattern to make a shawl for a friend. (I'm excited about the learning process cause the results of the learning will be a scarf for me :) So we happily knitted while watching a movie at the lab today.
The scarf is about 2 feet long at the moment (more if I S...t...r...e...t...c...h) which I will admit I'm inclined to do. I will say mom was right, I didn't pick the best yarn to learn on. (It's one of those thread wrapped types that likes breaking easily.) It is pretty though!
Just because I haven't been "working" on the knitting doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about it. I happened to find a book on the subject that I started reading "The Yarn Girls Guide to Beyond the Basics" by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs. I know I still need the BASICS, but I love the simple way the book diagrams stitches and explains things like casting on (still haven't totally mastered that) knitting and purling, picking up and dropping stitches and more. So far it's been a great read and is making want to achieve more than just the basics and try for something a bit more difficult.
When I got the book I happened to pick up an extra copy....so if you would like a copy of the book simply leave a comment, like always followers get a 2nd entry. Sorry with the cost of shipping I have to leave this open to US only. Comments will be open till April 1, 2012