Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Things to Learn...

Today I am thinking about all the things I would like to learn. They are as follows:

1. To learn to play the flute.
2. To learn to knit a sweater, mittens, and socks.
3. To learn to put a quilt together with the backing that wraps around to make a binding and to learn to quilt it together.

With the third, I have always put my quilts together like a big pillow. With right sides together and binding laid down I sew all around the edges and then turn it right side out and sew up the whole. Then I keep it in place with the tying method using embroidery floss. I have never actually done a quilted quilt, kwim?

I am thinking of doing a wall hanging or table run to help me learn on a smaller project.

For #2, if I can ever get a free night (smiling while I say this, really!), I would like to go and knit at a local Knit Shop. You can go there free and sit with your project and knit with other ladies and the women who work at the store will help you with your project.

For #1, well someday when we have the money I'll buy a flute and a book and go for it! Right now I am in "praying stage!"

What would you like to learn?


Bren said...

Hand quilting is such a joy to do. There are some great tutorials online!
I want to learn to knit and crochet. In that order.

The Christian Homekeeper said...

Karen, this is one of the times that I really wish we lived near one another. I could teach you to play the flute and you could teach me to knit and answer all my knitty questions!

Aside from learning to knit I would like to learn to play the violin. Its been years since I played and I have forgotten it all.


Sara said...

I was just thinking today that I want to learn to knit and crochet. I would like to learn more about cooking/baking - I would love to take some classes and be shown techniques.

Jen said...

Learning to sew my own clothes! I also would like to learn to play the piano.

Lindy said...

That's a tough one.... Let's see.
1. I'd like to knit a sweater too.
2. To play the dulcimer. (or violin)
3. To make a dress!
4. I know there are many more, but nothing else comes to mind.

Denise said...

Oh - I would REALLY love to learn how to be more organized so that I can get all my chores done and then have time to work on all the things I love to do - like stamp and sew and crochet and bake!