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I'm Knitting

Went to the library on Monday where an old friend is teaching knitting classes and I have been inspired to pick up my needles again.  I finished a dishcloth in a gorgeous red yarn.  I started it before Christmas, and today began another dishcloth in variegated blues.  I find that these small pieces are a great way to introduce myself to new stitches.

I also ordered a kit for a delightful purse and some yarn for socks.  Will be going to the city next week to pick up a bicycle for Anah's birthday and while I"m there am going to a local yarn shop to get some bamboo needles for the socks, and then I'm ready for the knitting adventure to begin in earnest. 

I seem to have lost interest in jewelry making and certainly am not into selling it anymore, but need a new way to express myself creatively.  I have two new books on collage making and am also tending to think about working in collage again sometime quite soon.  It feels good to let go of the need to be a commercial success and to make art for its own sake alone

Today the sun is brightly shining and I plan to get out and work in the yard again.  The days that have been available for working outside have been spotty so far this spring so I jump at any chance to get going out there.  I am thinking to place my focus on the herb garden today as I have done little out there so far.

I am grateful for sunshine, energy and desire for gardening work, emerging creativty, reconnection with old friends and the love of my family.



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Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
2 birds - 1 stone - sit out in the garden and knit!lol

I have just been out a couple of hours ago and gotten my Mam a knitting stand for her birthday - she has been inspired to pick up the needles lately too :)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, what's a knitting stand.. I've never heard of that one!.. *trots off to google it lol
Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Its just kinda like a knitting bag on a wooden frame - it can be carried like a bag, or stand on its own. It has the needle and bits and bobs compartment in it as well.

I hope she likes it :)
Apr. 3rd, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
Ty... Aww just because you got if for her is enough reason for her to like it.. I so appreciate it when my daughter's think of me.. what a great daughter you are! and what a great mum you're going to be...Love love..
Apr. 3rd, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)

Aww I miss knitting. But alas, I only know how to make scarves and I basically only know the garter stich. I finally learned how to purl last year or so, but I wish I could make other things, I'd love to learn how to make a purse or socks or something else! I had a book for knitting but the instructions are not really clear. I like to learn things hands on with a teacher there.

Oh, I'd love to see more pics btw, can you send me the link through the lj email/message system?
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:18 pm (UTC)
on it's way!!
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