I am a beginning knitter; in fact, I was inspired jointly by the “Knitting in Public” (apparently vanished in the hack) thread and subsequently the “Any Knitters…” thread, the first time the SDMB has impacted my life beyond “wasted time” and the occasional “Oh honey, you’ll never believe what I read today…” For some reason, it just seemed to be something I needed to learn at this point in my life, despite the observance of an aqcuaintance which frankly scares the crap out of me: “Knitting means babies, soon as you start knitting, you get babies.” I comfort myself with a combination of Ortho-Tricyclen, the knowledge that A) she’s not the brightest diamond in Elizabeth Taylor’s collection, and B) she has a new baby herself and not a clue how to knit.
Anyway, I have to do something while I wait for my Motorcycle Safety Foundation class to start up.
Sorry, I’m rambling (I’ve spent too long reading this board tonight), here’s my question: I really want to knit a big comfy afghan. Do I have to learn to crochet? Do I have to get huge circular needles? Or what?
It’s not a pressing concern; I’m blissfully knitting scarves for every single member of my family, starting with the dog–my fiancé is jealous of it, I woke up and wandered out to the living room this morning and found him lounging on the couch with the dog’s scarf wrapped around his neck. I’ve definitely found the Snoopy to my Woodstock.
Anyway, I’d also be interested in knowing what all everybody else is working on right now.
Thought: Knitting definitely makes this slow-loading website bearable to navigate.
[okay, maybe this should be in cafe society, since really, crafts can be an art, or MPSIMS since I rambled ego-centrically so much, but… well, move away mods if you must.]