Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Why I Started Knitting
(Marian progress, on Ravelry here)
Studio Knit. It was just something to do more than anything else. We were about to leave empty handed when we spotted some really beautiful yarn, Malabrigo Rasta in Azul Profundo. My Mom and I each got a skein and a free pattern to go with it, the Red Rasta Cowl. We went home and knit up our cowls in less than 24 hours. This spurred a week long knitting frenzy. We went out for more yarn and started new projects.
My honey cowl has been half-finished for well over a year and a half. I was never able to gain momentum. Part of the reason is the projects I chose, but part of the reason is timing. Now, more than ever, I need knitting. I need an outlet, a way to relax. For a long time, that outlet was sewing. I'd unwind by stitching up bags, quilts, and garments, just because.
(Finished Twisted Cowl, on Ravelry here)
(Finished Red Rasta Cowl, on Ravelry here)
(Finished Hannah Hat, on Ravelry here)
I hope you won't mind the occasional knitting talk around here. I'll be back to chat more about a few of my finished projects soon. I'm hoping to keep right on going, getting closer and closer to my dream knit, a pair of Fiddlehead Mittens.
Thanks for listening, as always!