This will be my second winter season of knitting. I started last fall to see if I would like it. Turns out I love it! I am a good knitter – by no means a great knitter. I am self-taught on the needles with the help of Youtube. You can learn how to do so many things on Youtube. I learned how to cook a turkey, beach wave curl my hair, get wine stains out, repair things, bake things, make things and create things – so cool.
Back to knitting
I’ve managed to master several stitches: the knit, the purl, the seed, the stockinette, the rib and broken rib. Feeling pretty good about my 20 or so finished products. My first knit was a grey 100% wool knit stitch scarf which warms the neck of my firstborn during our harsh Canadian winters. I’ve made a couple of ponchos, many cowls, scarves and most recently my first baby blanket for a dear friend’s baby.
I’ve discovered that I love having a project to work on. My needles and yarn are always waiting for me either first thing in the morning or after the day’s work is all done. I sit and knit with a hot cup of tea. As I stitch and my hands are busy, my mind gets to go over all the thoughts and events of the day, week, month, year… I think and mull and cope and imagine…I find this very soothing…a meditation of sorts. Sometimes I get visitors that come sit with me and we chat and exchange and laugh… therapy for all.
I recently searched and found some specialty yarn shops which have opened a whole new dimension to my craft offering incredibly beautiful yarns with unique dyes and textures.
Nice to have a hobby…life is good.