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.
I promise I will blog about more than just my sweater in the coming weeks, but I would not be lying if I said I am completely obsessed with this project. Despite not being garter or stockinette, this sweater has become my mindless knitting. I crave time with it while at work, and I have to force myself to set it down to go to bed each night.
Normally, when I wake up in the mornings, I sit quietly in the living room and either knit or work on the day’s blog post. Sometimes there’s some scolding of the kittens, especially as they’re now waking me up at 4:45-5:00 a.m. in the morning. There is now an addition to my routine: listening to podcasts.
I saw this idea on another blog (help, my mind draws a blank this morning!) and thought it was such a brilliant topic that I had to try my own. What does knitting mean to a knitter? What does it mean to me?
I have a conundrum, and I’m hoping you can help me with it.
My new toys have arrived!
Today’s post was going to be about yarn weights, but I’m a little preoccupied this morning. Things have hit extremely close to home, about 13 miles north of home, if we want to be specific.
Well, sort of. Friday and Saturday were crazy, but Sunday was quite relaxing. In fact, once Saturday was over, I didn’t work on anything. My needles remained stationary.
I know, not really a round-up. I just watched this film and absolutely loved it. It’s called Butter. I first heard about it several months ago and waited in vain for it to come to the theaters near me. Luckily, it showed up on Netflix and then Netflix Instant! I think I’ve watched it 4 times now; it’s a great knitting companion. I just … you just have to watch the trailer.
I’m in a pickle. I don’t get a chance to read very much, other than blogs in the morning. See, I’m an editor, so I spend as much as 9 hours a day reading technical textbooks and instructional materials. When I come home, I just can’t be bothered. Lately, though, I really want to read something!