knitting and reading

I went to AC Moore this past weekend to look for some yarn.  I found some really pretty deep pink yarn that I think will look great on Emma.  I was so happy to finally get some yarn to start the Momoka that I am planning on making for Emma.

So I sat down to look at the pattern on my computer.  Well, first step, i-cord cast on.  Hmmm...I don't know how I normally cast on, I just do, and hope for the best.  First step, figure out i-cord cast on.  

The i-cord cast on doesn't look too difficult, I'm ready to see what is next - purl - got it!

Then comes the part that I am scared of:

Do you see those LL1 and RL1 codes?  Yup, no clue how to do that.

After I stared at the pattern for about 20 minutes, I realized that I was not ready to start this pattern.  I definitely need to look on YouTube for some pointers.  I'm sure that once I see the stitch being done, I will be able to do it, but it definitely challenged me a bit when I was ready to start the pattern.

I do love learning new things though, and have self-taught myself everything else that I have done with knitting, so I am excited to try something new.  But, I need to do a little more research before I cast on this project.  I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to knowing the stitches before I use them in a pattern.

Maybe next week I will actually have the yarn on the needles!  Baby steps, people, baby steps!

As far as reading goes, I am still reading Life Skills for Kids which I am definitely enjoying, and trying to figure out how I can incorporate these lessons in our day.  It seems like there are so.many.subjects.  I want to fit into our day between homeschool, extracurricular activities, character qualities, chores, there doesn't seem to be a lot of free time in there!  

I often find that in my own life as well, there are so many things that I want to do and learn, giving them all attention is impossible.  Maybe I need to write a ranking list from most important to least important, perhaps that will help me move forward with the kids and with my own skills and hobbies.

How is your knitting and reading going?


  1. First I have to tell you I love your photo, it's so pretty.
    Okay, I read the pattern and LL1 I understand, but RL1? I understand until ...knit it, then knit stitch? Maybe there is someone on the Yarn Along who can help.

    1. Thank you Tracey! My pattern reading is limited to K, P, and yo mostly :-) But, I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me out! I think I understand what I am supposed to do, but I think I need to see someone else do it before I can do it correctly - or I will think I am doing it right and be doing it completely wrong :-D

  2. You Tube is my knitting savior! I don't know what I did without it. I like that book on life skills. Great idea to teach kids at a young age.

  3. You are not speaking my language with this knitting business ;-) I love the color you picked though!

  4. That's great colour yarn. Never heard of LL1 RL1 either - look forward to seeing what it actually looks like! Good luck.

  5. I love that yarn color. You will figure it out. You tube has been my friend as I learned to knit. I totally understand that there are not enough hours in a day to fit everything in. Even though I am in an empty nest and have the summer off, I still feel like I should be doing more. A ranking list sounds great. Of course it will probably have to be rewritten throughout the summer.

  6. The Momoka looks really sweet. Good luck on it! :^)

  7. That looks so cute! I do that so often! I stare at a pattern and think it is just beyond me! I normally go back to it after a few weeks and take my time, i find i can process it better, if that makes sense?
    New follow from me, found you via the yarn along :) x


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