it really is true. it does take your mind off your frustrations unless you’re trying a new stitch or pattern and then peolple might want to be far far away while you have those pointy needles in your hands. but it really does calm me down and helps me focus just on that on thing. especially after a long day of dealing with shitty people.
So, in an attempt to stay sane and have some sort of Non-computer outlet i have picked up knitting again. i never really got into any crazy patterns or projects mostly scarves and blankets. 98% of the time they were some combination of blocks or knit and purl. my mother HATES that. but when we found out my sister was pregnant i wanted to make something different.
i actually tried one of the patterns on the back of the skeen label. it was a pain in the ass!!alternating colors, had to learn what YO meant, yarn over, and of course for some reason casting on was always the hardest part besides trying to keep my stitches consistent sizes. and it had a border, what fun. i got about 10 inches into it, mind you i was in my sophomore year at college and already pretty busy, needless to say, i didnt get it done in time for her arrival, but it sat in my closet in my “knitting” bag and then came niece #2. almost a year and a half later. well i didnt start hers until she was a few months old and did the same pattern but not alternating colors, too hard with that small of a needle. and well then came niece #3. i didnt even consider a blanket for her the poor thing.
Niece #1 and #2 got their blankets last christmas, #2 was 3 and #1 was almost 5. niece #3 is still waiting. BUT i did make her scarf first. and its DONE!! granted it was a very easy pattern, but its cute, especially for a little munchkin like her. i showed my aunt and grandmother (the crocheting queen @87) and the aunt loved it, she wants one know too.
so that makes 2 kids scarves, maybe two pip-squeak blankets, and now 3 adult scarves.
i wanted to make myself an interesting scarf but the yarns i chose are not really working out. i might just use those for the niece #1’s, but we shall see. a scarf for my aunt, just gotta get the yarn, more “adult” colors for her and then making a scarf for a friend, they are in germany and wont, if at all be back till next summer, so i have time on that one, but i would like to get most of them done by new years, maybe christmas, at least teh scarves, they dont take as long.