On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!
Sigh. I always go into stash busting with such high hopes. “This is it,” I say to myself, “I am going to cull this giant pile and make something fun!” What follows is hours of Ravelry searches for patterns using the same weight and yardage of whatever I have kicking around. In this case it’s a supposed DK weight (seems more like a worsted to me) dark green tweed. I search and I search and I charge my phone and then search some more until “Eureka! The perfect pattern for the weight and yardage! … But the color doesn’t work for this pattern.” Now, a sensible person, committed to stash busting would move on but no. Now I’m in love with the new pattern and start shopping for DK weight yarn in a suitable color and my stash just stays the same size only with new colors. On the plus side I think that DK that I already own will make some pretty cozy boot socks so at least I have something working for me.
Until next time, read something weird and try not to let your stash get too out of control. Best of luck with that.
When I hear people mumbling and complaining about their jobs and their supervisors, I only give sympathetic nods. I have nothing to add to their moans and groans . . . and I know how fortunate I am that I don't. I work in a building full of books. I was also encouraged to start a knitting group and now once a month I can sit with a group of some of the nicest and most supportive knitters you could ever meet. I have wonderful supervisors and I work with people I consider friends. Could it get any better? Well, yes! When some of the people you work with are knitters too! There is always yarn to swap, patterns to show, stores to recommend, and help when you are stuck. Stay tuned. My co-worker-knitting-friends will soon be joining on my blog. Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.
Once upon a time I had a co-worker that was knitting these little squares. I asked her . . . perhaps with a little sarcasm in my voice . . . what the heck she was knitting. Her response was "washcloths and dish cloths". My response back was something along the lines of "Really? Isn't that kind of a waste of time?"
As I mentioned last time . . . the best thing about the early morning is coffee on the deck while the birds and I wake up. So when I saw the book Field Guide to Knitted Birds . . . well it simply called my name. I mean really. Look at it. If you've seen other books by Arne & Carlos (think Easter Knits and Christmas Balls) you'll see how they cutely and cleverly designed the cover birds to look like themselves! Inside you'll find pretty much the same basic bird pattern . . . but lots of tweaks to it . . . you can knit it to look like everything from a goldfinch to a peacock. Take a look through it. It's a great way to use up little bits of stash yarn. It's a great way to practice 2-color knitting without the commitment of a huge project. It's a great way to bring the birds into your house . . . without wings flapping!
Anyone that knows me also knows that I am not a hot weather person. But I will admit that I love summer mornings. I get up, drag myself down the stairs, fix a cup of coffee (that my husband is smart enough to have all brewed), grab my knitting bag and out to the deck I go. I'll sit and knit, wake up, and watch and listen to the birds as they start their day too.
Susan was unable to come to the Monday Night Knitting Group. I decided to forgive her since she has still been knitting. She was nice enough to send a picture of latest project . . . so then I decided to really forgive her!
Another great night of knitting. Everything from scarves and baby sweaters to mittens and cat condos were on our needles. There were new projects and old projects. We reminisced and realized we've been meeting for just about 4 years! We decided we weren't racing and all we had to do was Knit Daily. It's a good mantra . . . don't you think?