24 before 24: Make something knitted

I don’t know about you, but I’m the type of girl who takes up knitting every two years. Liz in 30 Rock is too! Raise your hand high if you get this!

Well, this summer I finally made something knitted that came of the needles. I made a something. It’s bit much of a something, but it’s something.

I present to you, a square piece of yarn.


When I was in Boise, my aunt Cathy very patiently taught me how to knit and fix my mistakes.

With knitting, you can unravel everything and start from the beginning, go back one or more stitches to fix a mistake, decide the mistake wasn’t a big deal and continue, or even continue doing the “mistake” to make some sort of pattern.

Once I decided that it was fun and stopped stressing so much, it became more fun.

Isn’t life kind of like that? Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up thinking about where we should be or what our future should look like. I know I do! But as long as we’re working hard and having fun, then why worry so much?

Maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. Well, the cool thing with knitting (and perhaps life too) is that there could always be a new project.


The yarn my aunt gave me reminded me so much of a blanket I had as a child. I used to carry it around with me everywhere until Kindergarten. The blanket’s name was Nunny.

Now my bunny has her own Nunny. Yes, I have a stuffed bunny and I’m 23. Sue me. She’s also my boyfriend’s, as I made her at Build a Bear for him.

Say hello, Honey Bun!

This post is part of a series on the 24 things I want (or just wanted) to do before turning 24 in February 2015.

5 thoughts on “24 before 24: Make something knitted

  1. My grandmother taught me to knit once, and I would love to learn again. Mistakes made me insane. I had a hard time reversing the work I’d already done, haha. I’d be super proud to make that bunny blanket!

    1. Mistakes are annoying. If you give it another go, I recommend searching for knitting YouTube videos. I had my aunt to help, but we also had YouTube.

  2. I can’t keep up with knitting, but I try to do it every so often because I want to be able to say that I try. :(

    I respect your knitting achievements.

    1. That’s what I love about it too! So, theoretically, after knowing how to purl and knit we should be able to create all kinds of things. I’ve been meaning to get started on a new project too. Good luck with yours!

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