Sunday, January 11, 2009

Knitting

Way back in March or April of last year, I learned how to knit. Heather M. was hosting a little knitting and tea party, and her friend Maggie was exceedingly patient in trying to teach me the ways of the needle.

Once I finally got the hang of it, which probably wasn't until the next day, I loved it. It was soothing. I could do that while sitting on the couch watching TV and it was oddly more relaxing to be doing something productive. But at the same time, I don't have much faith in myself to actually finish anything. And I am okay with that. Which, if you know me, is weird. I'm not trying to conquer it. I knit just to knit.

Last week I was hanging out with Heather, who is a little knit-crazy right now, and I realized that I missed it. And I thought I should pick it up again.

So today, I went and picked up my very own big fat wooden knitting needles and a new skein of yarn (it's wool!). And I figured out again how to cast on, and now I'm off.

Sitting on my couch/chaise, knitting, and watching Flight of the Conchords. And it's just nice.

I'm thankful I learned how to knit.

4 comments:

  1. Funny you mention it, as I spent last Sunday teaching a friend to knit over a pot of tea. I was thinking about you and that lovely tea party Heather held.

    I hope that any of what I showed you is stuck in your memory, but if not, Heather can show you I'm sure.

    I kinda stumbled upon your blog after looking around Heathers. So hello again! I'm so glad you are thankful for knitting. I am too.
    -Maggi :-D

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  2. If you want some motivation to knit, you might try knitting for a good cause. Maybe having the reason will help you not lose interest as easily this time. And, you know, you get to feel all warm and fuzzy inside cause you helped someone out!

    http://www.afghansforafghans.com/

    "afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan."

    :o) Happy New Year!
    -Barnes

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  3. If you want some motivation to knit, you might try knitting for a good cause. Maybe having the reason will help you not lose interest as easily this time. And, you know, you get to feel all warm and fuzzy inside cause you helped someone out!

    http://www.afghansforafghans.com/

    "afghans for Afghans is a humanitarian and educational people-to-people project that sends hand-knit and crocheted blankets and sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, and socks to the beleaguered people of Afghanistan."

    :o) Happy New Year!
    -Barnes

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