Friday, March 26, 2010

Rescue Me

A short time ago I found a pattern online for a knitted lariat. I really wanted to make one as a birthday gift for my dear friend. The pattern has a skill level of "Easy" so with my VERY basic knitting skills and some help from my MIL, I figured I'd give it a try.

Next time I visited my in-laws, I brought my knitting along with me. My MIL helped me with the abbreviations and stitches I wasn't familiar with (adding stitches for example). Confident I would remember my "lesson" I packed up my knitting and headed home.

Later that week I decided to finish the lariat. As I continued with the knitting, I couldn't recall some of the stitches my MIL showed me and she was now on vacation! Argh!

To the computer I went!

In quick time, I found a fabulous knitting site! I registered, posted my question in the forum and in a FLASH received the help I needed from some wonderful members! I was thrilled to say the least! How fantastic is THAT?!

So, with much help from some kind members I finished my first lariat and have been making them ever since!

A big shout out to those who saved the day for me! The internet is fabulous and so are you!!!

P.S. she loved her birthday gift


  1. This is beautiful! I always enjoy seeing what you are doing next!

    I hope you don't mind, but I sent a Kreativ Blogger award to you on my blogspot! Take care! Sharon

  2. Of course I don't mind! I am totally flattered! How lovely!! <3

  3. Hi! So glad that you liked the award!! For the steps that you need to take, go to my blog and there are 7 steps listed! Anybody can take part in this, so have fun!! Please let me know if you have any questions and I'm looking forward to seeing more of you!! Sharon

  4. That looks nice! I wish I could knit, I use a round loom to knit only when I have time!!!
    Nice to meet you and thanks for following my blog!

  5. Sharon: Thanks for the info! Can't wait to create my "Award" post! and thanks again for the Award!!

    Deborah: I found you via Sharon's Award post! Love your site! Nice to meet you too :oD

  6. Hey great to discover your blog!!