Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Knitting again

My left-handed Aunt taught me to knit decades ago, and while I was "able" to do it, I didn't really take to it. Something seems to happen though when your children are small and sometimes we turn back to our "mothering instincts". When my eldest (now 19) was little I picked up knitting and crocheting again. I did a few Christmas ornaments and odds and ends and put away the knitting needles again.

However, now that my little one is now four, and I actually have a little time on my hands... and a stressful life to deal with. I've turned back to knitting again. I have to say, that I am incredibly suprised with the wonderous and glorious world of new yarns that are oh-so soft instead of itchy and picking up my knitting needles and crochet hooks has captured my attention as few other hobbies have lately. I've been knitting up a storm ever since my last trip to the Mayo clinic.

I've started this blog to share some of my items... figuring that my regular blog can continue to be my sanity check, and this one I can go off and obsess about "creating".

Most of my earliest projects were given away long before I ever thought about blogging about knitting. Several of my projects have only recently been captured in pix, delaying the gift giving. So, my nieces and nephews will probably be getting their gifts quite late this year... so I could snap a few pix before wrapping them up and sending them off with the postman.

I'm looking at lots of new patterns and ideas and tend to only stick to the pattern when I'm nervous about it turning out. We'll see how it goes.

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