Hi Knitting Friends,
I have been very busy these past few weeks, but wanted to drop in to give an update. I made a ‘executive decision’ to halt my weekly blog knitting updates. Although the journey to knit things is very rewarding, I found myself stressing out whenever I missed a week. I promised myself last year that I would become the type of knitter that made things as a stress reliever and not as a ‘mandatory’ experience.
I ripped the second sock to the gusset. I modified the pattern to knit through back loop (ktbl) instead of using regular knit stitch. An old friend named Gauge shook it’s ugly head at me. The pattern was fine, it just reminded me that having a knitting book might be a good investment for future sock patterns.
My daily commute has begun to cause me angst. I am thankful to my LYS Thursday evening group who are always there to greet me when I walk through the door. It is nice to see the regular faces and continue conversations from previous weeks. I ended the night with hand-winding a ball of yarn with a knitting friend outside the store because the time got away from me.
I am very thankful that my Thursday evening knit group allows me to be an observer, a prankster, and attentive listener. I am naturally introverted with the exception to my hysterical facial expressions. I am working on a new project, Baa-ble hat for Shetland Wool Week KAL. In a rushed attempt to make sheep via fairisle, I created a ‘Siamese’ sheep motif. It gave me and the gang tonight a giggle. I will say that I even took to Instagram to share my newfound invention.