Monday, March 7, 2011

A B C...

It’s easy as
1 2 3, as simple as
Do Re Mi, A B C, 1 2 3
Baby you and me…

Once upon a time a little girl wanted to learn to knit so her grandmother took her to the store for yarn so she could get started.

Acrylic yarn is what she started with on
Blue Boye needles, size 8 aluminum, 14 inch,
Casting on the long-tail way because in those
Days she didn’t know there was another way so
Everything she started might have to be done more than once if she
Forgot to leave a long enough tail but that was how
Grandmother taught her when they learned together out of a book and it
Helped to have the pictures but also to have someone to show her
In case she wasn’t doing something right because she was
Just learning but Grandmother was reviewing as she already knew how to
Knit but hadn’t in a
Long time and she said it came back easily as she helped her begin to
Make a sweater which wasn’t as hard as it sounds because of the circular
Needles she was using so there were no seams until she got to the
Openings for the arms and had to split the stitches
Putting half of them on a
Queen sized safety pin called a stitch holder so they would be
Ready when it was time to use them and it closed like a safety pin too so the
Stitches wouldn’t slip off and get lost or
Tangled in the yarn
Unless she wasn’t
Very careful and she never
Wanted that to happen because it is sometimes
eXtremely hard to untangle
Yarn and she didn’t want to waste any time because she was ready to
Zip through this project so she could start something new.

A B C it's easy, it's like counting up to 3,
Singing simple melodies.
That's how easy love can be...

Well, that was fun! Honestly, learning to knit was probably easier than trying to write the alphabet story! It really is simple. There are only two stitches, knit and purl. You have to get used to holding the needles and yarn and you’re on the way. Yarn is one of the fun things about knitting. And guess what? My Valentines present came. Yarn!
Yarn p*rn!

Trying to get the vibrancy of the colors. Not working!

Notice the variegated? All of it is!

March seems to be flying by. Knitayear will soon be over. What to do with those strips? I’ll think of something! The only thing wrong with having Friday off is when you have to work Saturday. It’s day 339, March 5, and it’s all good. He has to take a test so I have to be quiet so I take my knitting. There are a lot of people at work so I don’t have to mess with the alarm which is fine by me. I got my car back so that’s good too. Funny but I have to get used to it all over again! I made bacon spaghetti when I got home. It was a pretty good day. I chose a gray and orange ribbon yarn. March 6, day 340 turns out to be a horrible day. That’s all there is to say. I chose a black ribbon with little flags on it. Day 341, March 7, and I’m just worn out. It’s one of those days you’d change whatever you could. But this is how it is. I went to an interesting meeting as part of work. It was one of those I’m new to so I didn’t really know what’s going on. Ah well. Good thing I can fake it! I picked a dark pinkish brown novelty yarn. I don’t have any plans for tonight. I’m going to knit. Something easy as 1 2 3. I'll even teach you. It's simple as Do Re Mi.

A B C, It's easy as
1 2 3, as simple as
Do Re Mi, A B C, 1 2 3 
Baby you and me!


  1. A
    E !!!!
    Love how you did this and such lovely pics!

  2. What fun to read! :)

    I love the yarn pron!!!! OMG such loveliness! :)

  3. You are a clever cookie and I loved the yarn porn!

  4. S

    this song in a


    and post it. I love your theory... Maybe you could sing a tune on my blog..

  5. HEHEHE, that probably was hard, now you can think of a cookie one!

  6. Love the new yarn you have just received. Being taught to knit by your grandmother? it's a special grandmother thing!

  7. @spinndiva...Thank you! It was fun to do as well. I'm not sure that was what I started out to write but there it came!

  8. @Merry are too nice! I should be doing like you and using some yarn I already have. But it was a gift! :)

  9. @RoamingKnitter...Good to see you stopping by! Did you have to take a breath when you read it!?

  10. @Mr Mrs Crafty...sing? Well, that gives me something to think about! I'll be stopping by your blog. I'll let you know if I come up with something! ha ha Thanks for looking!

  11. @Catherine...We are kindred spirits! I was nine years old. I wondered if she didn't do it partly to make me be quiet..."there's nothing to do!"

  12. @SweetSugarBelle...done! And not so hard. ha ha

  13. I now see where Callye gets her creativity! I'm not a knitter (crochet and quilter). I just came from Callye's blog...Happy Birthday (it is the 11th now). I also want to tell you how much I admire your daughter and respect her work. She is a source of inspiration to me in my cookie decorating and I thoroughly enjoy visiting her via her blog and Tweets everyday.
    May you be blessed with a wonderful year.

  14. @Paula...thank you for the birthday wishes! Callye is extremely talented and generous to share with everyone. I'm glad she can help you.

    I crochet and have quilted but the real quilting was only on a small object. I did do a tie quilt out of jeans once.

    Thanks for stopping by!