knitting, again

Lovelies, do you remember when I posted last February about trying knitting again? Well it didn’t go anywhere from there. Spring came and went, summer quickly came and went and here we are, fall. I have wanted to know how to knit so I would have a creative hobby I could take anywhere or have a hobby that was a good stress-reliever. Maybe one that would keep me out of the cookie jar so I could achieve my health goals. Ahem.

Well. Somehow it finally clicked for me. Another Mom offered to help a group of us learn to knit and it’s working! We’re working some “thick and quick” yarn on some circular needles. These two things are great for learning because I can see what I’m doing and it doesn’t feel like I have two left hands, neither of which work very well. I’ve almost knit enough for a scarf even though my goal was a cowl. I just keep going! I think I’m hooked, no pun intended.

I love learning new things and I love that the birdies are watching me learn something new. And there hasn’t even been much swearing this time around!

p.s. health update: I’ve lost about fifteen pounds. Yes, it’s been over six months since I started. Slow and somewhat steady…

learning something new

Wren is tickled that I’m trying to learn something new. Knitting! This photo is deceiving because I really only completed a few rows myself and my patient sister-in-law completed the rest for me, but it’s the most knitting I’ve ever done. I’ve attempted knitting at least three times over the last ten years and threw in the (wool) towel when things got too messed up and I didn’t know how to fix it or even cast on to start over. This time I’m going to complete this scarf, even if it will be too warm to wear it when I’m done…

Isn’t this “glazed carrot” yarn beautiful? It’s from Wool & Honey and it makes me smile. And feel cozy.

Learning anything new this year?