Thursday, December 30, 2010

workshops and youtube

After my last blog entry I recieved several people that wanted to know about how I learned (relearned) to knit. So I thought I would pass on the youtube videos I watched and the workshop I took for the socks.

The first thing to learn is to cast on stitches onto your needles. Here is the link for the youtube video on doing a continental method of casting on.

Then it was on to learning the knit stitch. Here is the link for the youtube video on doing a knit stitch the continental method.

Then the last one I relearned was the purl stitch. Here is the link for the youtube video on doing the purl stitch the continental method.

The workshop I took was from Kathy at Herbal Maid Fiber Farm. She sends out a newsletter once a month and she gives workshops online every month. They are different every month, but all the ones I have taken have been wonderful!! Her directions are very clear and she answers all questions. If you send her an email requesting to be put on her newsletter list you can recieve her newsletter monthly and know what workshops she has coming up. She has two workshops in January. One is how to knit and/or crochet a sweater for baby goats. I took this class last year and was able to make several crocheted ones for my angora kids. They are very easy and fun to make. Would also make great dog sweaters.  The second workshop she is having this month is how to knit mittens. This is something I want to learn as well so I will be taking this one. Would love to see familiar faces in the class.
You can email her here.

Good knitting!
Hope to see some of you in 'class'.
If you know anyone interested in any of this, please pass it on.


  1. In case anyone wants another resource, I relearned to knit by printing off Lion Brand's "How to Knit" tutorial.

  2. Thanks Michelle! Great idea! It is so nice to have it right in front of you. I know I had to go back to the computer many, many times it finally get my stitches to look correct. I will have to check that out. There is still so much I want to learn about knitting.