Wednesday, 28 November 2012
So, I'm suddenly obsessed with knitting. My husband calls me Grandma. A friend taught me how when I was sixteen, but I never progressed beyond teaching myself how to do a basket weave. I did a knitted patchwork baby blanket once. It took me five years, and that was just garter stitch! I was sure I'd never be able to learn how to do cables. And lace...can you even knit lace?
I think what started my obsession was the Rock Island shawl. I first saw a grey version on someone's blog that I fell in love with. I didn't immediately think, "I must learn to knit lace so I can make that shawl!" No, I thought, "I wish I could find someone to make that for me." And I left it at that.
Then when I was going through my Christmas Pinterest board, I remembered The Nester's knitted garland, which fits right in with the handmade, white, simple Christmas decor I'm aiming for. So I bought some soft bulky off-white yarn at Michael's. Then I saw a gorgeously soft seafoam green that I couldn't leave behind.
I've been browsing patterns, and joined Ravelry, and I think I'm going to make a Clara Cowl with the seafoam green. That should help me learn how to do cables. Then I can learn eyelets. And eventually make my way up to lace.
As for what I'm reading, this month's choice for book club is Blue Like Jazz. It is an interesting memior/discussion of Christianity. I'm halfway through it, and the meeting is Thursday. I'll get it done, right?
I'm also reading (because I can never read only one book at a time) Legally Wed, by Patty Froese. I love her writing. She should teach classes on how to write relationships, and not just hero/heroine relationships. In this book, I love reading how the hero, Rich interacts with his mother. And the great thing about this e-book is that I can read and knit at the same time! Add a cup of tea, and I'm in heaven.
I'm joining Ginny of Small Things in her Yarn Along linky.