I have begun knitting again. I blame it all on my friends Mich and Sue. Sue makes this gorgeous hand-dyed yarn, and I bought a skein from her. Mich decided I then actually needed to do something with the yarn I bought. So she found a shawl pattern and has been tutoring me through it. Unfortunately, the yarn is sock yarn, very thin and very hard for me to see what I’m doing at times. You see, I’m getting old and slowly going blind… for various reasons.
But I do enjoy knitting. I’ve got the shawl project going, and I’ve only had to rip out the whole thing once. Plus I’ve got a scarf in the works. I’m using bulky yarn for that, and it’s a very simple pattern, so it’s going a lot easier than the scarf. I have gotten good enough at the knitting that I now take it with me wherever I go – to the kids’ karate classes, the school carpool, the state fair… Basically any place I know I’ll be sitting still for a bit. On Sunday I even walked around a kids’ museum while knitting, because I knew it would keep me happily occupied while I waited for the girls to run around like wild hooligans.
So I’m knitting. As for the other hands on activity mentioned in today’s cartoon, I’ll keep the details of that to myself for now 😉