Monday, October 26, 2015
Word of the Week - Knit
About a month ago, a lady at our church volunteered to teach knitting classes. Having been crocheting since she was 9 and then knitting as well when she moved to our area and began working in a yarn store, Ms. Judith knows her stuff!
I joined mostly because Xoe has taken a few classes and needed a few more, LOL. And I figured, this way I could help her. I wasn't expecting to fall in love with it, but boy have I!
So today, our word of the week is knit.
The word has been around since Old English, meaning "to tie with a knot, bind, fasten." And while the art of knitting has been around so long no one knows exactly when it started, the word has been in English with the particular meaning of "to do knitting" only since the 15th century. (Only . . . LOL)
Interestingly, referring to a piece of knitted work as "knitting" is quite new! That only joined the English language in 1848. (Wondering now what they called it before...)
(Those are my knitting projects thus far in the photo - starting at the left, we have a stitch I just wanted to try so did something that ended up the size of a pot holder, LOL. Didn't like the yarns though so stopped. Then I decided I'd do a cable knit scarf. I still had lots of the yarn, so I made a cable-knit hat to match [it's finished, but I didn't take a finished photo yet]. Those are the same yarn in the two middle pictures, just different lighting, LOL. And finally, I'm trying some toy patterns, so I did a star fish. Just finished that this weekend, and am currently working on a bat!)