Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Ode To Knitting
I started knitting 2.5 years ago now. Just about the time I began blogging. One came from the other and I have never looked back. Learning to knit is not easy. You have to be ready to be frustrated and disappointed....for a little while at least. But then the joy is never ending...
Finding the right pattern and the right yarn is all part of the joy that has become knitting.
Taking pictures of yarn. Looking at all the yarn and patterns from other people...all joy!!
Sometimes I feel...indulgent in this happiness. Can something so simple as a string twisting be this wonderful?
I listen to podcasts about knitting. I read lots of knitting books and magazines. I search patterns and read through peoples project notes daily as I nurse Drew. All of this makes me feel so...happy. Some might roll their eyes or think such a content feeling is silly to be wrapped into a craft. But I feel so connected to the past when I knit. I think of all the women who have come before me that knit out of need not pleasure. In a stronger sense I feel so connected to the future. These are the items I want my grand kids to be holding one day (maybe not the $5 in Paris sweater...the yarn is kinda....).
Anyway..all this to say I am still working on the Oaklet shawl in the Quince Chickadee . And what you see in this photo is me winding my yarn on the back of 2 kitchen chairs. I need a ball winder and swift. And just in case you LOVE yours would you mind leaving a little info about it in the comments because I am hoping somebody who might be looking for a Mother's Day gift might be joyfully lead in the right direction...wink...wink!!
Sorry about the sappy "Ode to Knitting"..I just am lovin' on my life right now and knitting is part of that!!