Digging through old boxes at my parents’ house, I found something I had forgotten all about: my first piece of knitting. It’s misshapen, awkward, and filled with holes, but it’s all mine. It’s a reminder of how far I’ve come and an inspiration of how far I have yet to go.
This ugly scarf means so much to me. My grandma tried to teach me to knit when I was a little girl. Like when she tried to teach me piano (which she is amazing at), I quit. I quit hard. I didn’t touch knitting needles again for about a decade. Looking at it, I’m actually kind of proud of how much work little me did on this. I quit piano much faster than I quit the scarf.
The yarn is a mystery, but it smells slightly of lanolin, so I’m betting it’s at least wool. It’s itchy, too, but the colour is definitely something I would have picked as a kid (and now, if I’m honest).
It’s fitting that I found the awkward beginning that eventually led to my passion for knitting. Why? Because my little family and I are about to set out on another beginning. It promises to be awkward and will take some time to get used to, but in a wonderful way. And it involves snow.
We’re moving to Michigan!
I have accepted a position in the heart of Michigan, and I can’t wait to get started. Aside from the amazing job (which is seriously exciting and a dream), let me point out one more thing. I get to actually wear the warm knits I make! As I’ve had to put up with 70s lately, I’m really looking forward to that in particular.
Hence the silence around here. Well, that’s part of it. I’m also working on a top secret project that is my dad’s birthday present. I have been completely monogamous on this project. I happen to know he peeks at the blog time to time, so I haven’t been able to share (though I will next week). If you’re on Instagram, you can see what I’ve been up to: fortheknitofit.
What projects have kept your needles or hooks busy lately? I’m dying to catch up!