Monday, April 03, 2006

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    Theresa and I started knitting around the same time. She claims that she taught me, I distinctly remember that I made her a homespun scarf for Christmas, about a month before she started knitting. Either way, we started out on nearly equal footing making similarly skilled homespun scarves and then hats.

    However, unlike Theresa who over the past 6+ years has delved deeper and deeper into this wonderful art, I am more of a serial hobbyist. I hop around from one craft to another and back. This means that I am proficient in many crafts, but would in no way call myself an expert in any one.

    This being said, I have returned to knitting after a several year hiatus, during which I was busy crocheting kippot (head coverings) and needlepointing pillows. (I apologize for the lack of pictures, my camera is on the fritz)

    After the trauma of leaving a virtually finished needlepoint pillow on an airplane, I decided it was time to move on, and now I am back to knitting. A wonderful new yarn store, Knitty City, just opened in my neighborhood and the joy of going into the store a being surrounded by yarn has been terrible for my productivity in life, but great for my knitting . I am embarking on my first lace project, made of bamboo yarn. (As an allergic to wool knitter I love all the new non-wool yarns that I have to work with). So far the project is not going so well, particularly since I have been trying to work on it in class. Maybe some concentrated time, without the distraction of taking notes is all I need to take my first step into the world of knitting beyond simple cables and ribs. Or I can just wait for Theresa to come back and ask her...hmm not a bad idea.


    Blogger Chris said...

    Oh, wow, lace during lecture??? That wouldn't work for me, alas. Good luck!

    4/03/2006 7:56 AM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    The idea of leaving a nearly finished complicated craft project on a plane makes me want to cry. I'm glad you're back to knitting, but very, very sorry it had to happen that way!

    4/03/2006 8:12 AM  
    Blogger Theresa said...

    I'll be there soon - we'll have to knit ;)

    And what Shosh didn't mention was that that needlepoint pillow was a gift for me.

    Thanks Shosh! Scotland is gorgeous!

    4/05/2006 3:16 AM  

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