Making The Dog’s Dinner With Yarn

Mom is teaching me how to knit. Yes, at my age. So far, I’ve done and unraveled enough to knit a battleship. Not very good, me. But I’m improving. Why, on this last attempt, I’ve even GAINED two stitches since I cast on. I’m just that good.

Here is a picture of my project thus far. It wants to be a scarf when it grows up. I think I’m more pleased with the yarn holder I made than with the project itself. This is a plastic container which formerly held peanut-butter-filled pretzels. I cut a hole in one corner, dropped the yarn in through the top, fed the end of the yarn through the hole, and screwed on the top.

The cat hasn’t got a chance, and I can stick the needles through the hole when I’m not actively knitting, so I probably won’t poke my eye out.

If you don’t knit, and you’d like to learn, you could read this Knitting For Dummies post and laugh yourself silly at their indecipherable illustrations. Then you could watch this most excellent video which is actually followable and usable.

Good luck! Enjoy!

A WRITING POST FOR YOU: A character decides to learn a new craft or skill.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Making The Dog’s Dinner With Yarn

  1. Jane

    November 29, 2012 at 11:22am

    I thought the post was going to be about YAMS. About making the dog’s dinner with YAMS. Don’t worry. I’m not disappointed it’s about knitting. Now I know where the best instructional video is. Yay.

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      Marian Allen

      November 29, 2012 at 1:06pm

      Yams are too good for the dog. lol! I’ve already unraveled the knitting in the picture and started over. I’ve become the Philip Glass of the knitting world.

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