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Friday, August 3, 2007

Knitting 101


Feeling like a rank amateur, I've have taken up the needles again. Though I am working on an extremely simple creation of my own design (knitting on the "fly" as I like to call it), my previously speedy knitting has become somewhat slow and clumsy. To be expected, I imagine, after a 6 month hiatus.

Knitting has been increasingly difficult, over the past two years. The problem: I knit too much! If I were a creature of moderation, I would never have knit to the point of injury.

Alas...obsession knows no bounds. The advent of the change in seasons and several lovely skeins of "Italia - Umbria", reminiscent of a pumpkin patch in fall, has fired the fan of creativity. Must...knit....must...knit!!

My oldest daughter is expecting my 4th granddaughter in a couple weeks. The fingers are a little too rusty, right now, to attempt the delicate pieces that I wish to present to little Anastasia.

So, I'll keep "knitting away" (with moderation, of course!)in hopes that my previous proficiency will return.

3 comments:

Esther said...

Knitting is a lot of fun but right now I am taking a break and hand sewing an apron instead.

scmom said...

So, tell us what you're making!

Kimberly Wasson said...

How lovely, Esther! I've been contemplating making a few aprons myself. Years ago, I used to sew "country aprons" for a country craft store...you know the ones, calico with a gazillion ruffles and a really full skirt?!

scmom: I'm making an elbow length capelet with ribbon tie. I'll let you know how it turns out...I'm 8 inches into it!