Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I had a perfectly good post started about what I've learned as a knitter, and I ruined it completely by including some decidedly not-knitting information such as, I learned that when things are good they can go bad really fast. Ugh. So, I need a pat on the back for how far I've come in knitting- not that I haven't got a long way to go- but I have learned how to follow a pattern (although I am pretty sure I've never gone beyond 'intermediate' or 'advanced' on one.) While I have never tried an experienced pattern (OK might have tried it never finished.) I feel like I will some day. Complicated lace instructions are something that grow on you. And my most recent failure of the two color intarsia...well, I am going to try that again, one day. The hat brim is on the needles, waiting for me to grow the cojones. So that's where I am, getting there-though I have a bad bad habit of ending knitting projects short. I'm talking afghans and things like that. I always preferred mufflers to scarves, as well. Maybe I will really really quit smoking this time. Haven't had one since Monday. I wasn't smoking much- just at work- but it was needing them that bothered me. So keep knitting! Learn and master something new. Enjoy my hobby that is useful and beautiful. I can give people I like things that they can use.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I have knitted a fair amount but can't get a camera to work enough to get a picture of anything. I am definitely having a week. My scarf that I made to match my birthday purse mostly matches- I like it on its own, though. Kind of reminds me of a feather boa. I love junk like that. I think it will look great with my beige raincoat. And boots. I celebrated my birthday yesterday and it was all good. I am just relieved to be out of a 7 year. I wish I weren't superstitious bit I am. True to form all of last year was horrific. Now things can start getting better. Any time!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
ANOTHER scarf, this one to match my new awesome purse. But- who knows how it will turn out. I've been knitting a lot, as usual, and hoping to finish this scarf in the next few days. I'm doing all the dolly sweaters and making baby presents, and it seems to keep me busy. Thank GOD for knitting.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
I am knitting a baby hat for a friend of mine- and I made one once before but I didn't lie it for a real baby. It went in with the baby doll collection. I've been trying a few different things- including crocheting a border around a sweater edge. That was sort of iffy but it has potential. I have been working constantly and feeling pretty good. Sore, dealing with changing weather and the aches in my hands. But that's life, I guess!