…yes, finally, a proper post about my knitting. which started as a post “on knitting” but whoa, that’s way big, isn’t it. and then “the knitting” and uh oh, it’s getting even bigger. then I tried “on the knitting” and of course that was no better. so finally, because this really is a post about “my” knitting, there we have it.
I used to blog pretty regularly About My Knitting and I mean to get back to that. because it’s a big part of my life. and I think probably tells as good a story about me as the myriad photos and journaling cards I put into my Project Life album each week.
|Annie Scarf (raveled here) – first FO for me of 2013|
It’s been …months… since I last devoted a post to knitting (I’m not even bothering to find out how long, but the fact that I can’t remember says it’s a good while). during that time the output has been a bit slight and the FOs a bit fewer. bottom line – I’ve made a half dozen plus projects for charity and gifts, but until last week’s Annie Scarf, I hadn’t finished anything for myself since last August. and there are now days…I don’t knit. former thought not so scary – I’ve made plenty of sweaters and scarves and cowls and socks and hats (to the point where I need a second closet to store it all) but latter thought. whoa. and this was just two days ago. yep, Monday, January 14, 2013, I didn’t knit. (the stitches I worked in class that night for my students don’t count!)
I do remember a post from last fall – early packing days – where I wondered if the three projects I’d kept from the boxes (two sweaters and something else I can’t recall) would be enough to keep me busy through the unpacking. y’all were nice not to scoff then. the two sweaters have both been frogged and like I said, I can’t recall the 3rd project. I did finish my 12 hats for charity. and managed to knit Sara’s birthday cowl and mitts and the Christmas gifts, just barely.
|Abigail, how she looked before and after we moved…and just before I frogged her!|
|…and after (this is going to become Thorn…yep, I ripped the whole thing today!)|
All of which has made me wonder…is this ME?
and I’ve finally concluded “yes, but you’ve changed (a little):”
- I do still love knitting. the process. the product. ravelry. yarn. patterns. queues. favorites.
- I do still love teaching…maybe more since I’m spending less time at the shop and my students/classes are now my focus when I’m there.
- but I no longer feel a need to knit all the things or buy all the yarn. (right now anyway.)
- I’m taking it slower,
- and I think, enjoying it more.
I was also thinking I’d lost my sweater mojo – (sweaters have been my thing these past few years but I hadn’t finished one since last summer and I can’t remember the last one I made that had sleeves!) – until yesterday. when I spent the entire afternoon knitting this. (while I rewatched the Golden Globes and checked in on twitter). thank you November Knits and Tanis Gray. I’m feeling a little bit more like (the old) me (and that is very comfortable, thank you!).
|Market Jacket, raveled here.|