A beginner's trials and errors in the complex world of yarn and pointy sticks
Sunday, August 24, 2014
You know I think I have done this accidentally while making hats. And I have made a lot of hats- just since I've been off. I made a pink cap...
And then I made a beard hat- silly but surprisingly warm....
And the sad fact is I want to keep them both. I was thinking, the whole time I knitted the pink cap that it was going to have to go to a kid- but it fits perfectly. Hugs the head! I LOVE it. I must keep it. I made the whole thing Friday mostly at the dentist office.
I am not paying enough attention to the cable slipper tutorial. But I will make some for myself. And maybe mom for Christmas. Blue ones for her. Of course what I've seen I can already do in my sleep. I am proud of my knitting- like, if someone asks me about it, I admit that I have only been knitting awhile (probably close to 10 years. Frankly I can't recall!) But right out of the gate I was making cables and doing 3-d stuff and really challenging myself.
I do love to knit. It has been such a gift and blessing in my life. How many long waits would have been dreadful without yarn and needles! How many people I've been able to give something handmade and personal thanks to the yarn. I love it. It's enriched my life to a degree I can't really emphasize enough. Knitting has made me happy.
As a last ditch attempt to quit smoking, I took up knitting. I have worked very hard to remain smoke free and have made hats for everyone I know. It's been back and forth and up and down. But I keep knitting.
I am a knitter who is still learning. I am married, 30 years, very involved in family and friends and my animals, which number only 3 now, two dogs, a cat. My cat is inherited, but no less loved for that, and my dogs are spoiled and demanding. They are pretty much the reason I get up in the morning and hold a job. In addition to knitting, I sew, design costumes, read history, watch lots of TV and enjoy target practice with my Ruger 380 and Glock 22c.