October 29, 2010
i decided to try my hand at knitting.
(yes, this is a joke. yesterday was CRAZY. nonetheless- i managed to squeeze in a project.)
yup. i used CIRCULAR needles and DPNs- double pointed needles.
i knitted and purled.
and, i started AND finished a project.
does that make me a real-live knitter?
knitting feels smart.
i'm not sure if i like knitting or if i just like people who knit.
when i don't do it, i feel the void.
my life becomes monotonous with cleaning, cooking, cleaning, cooking...
when i do create, i wonder if it is worth the time and money i spend.
i FEEL like i'm using important skills... skills i want my children to learn.
(gardening, sewing, cooking, canning, etc.)
i LOVE old fashioned skills... but in today's world they sometimes seem impractical.
And so, I go back and forth between feast and famine.
yesterday... i feasted and made a Brangelina hat... from this pattern.
i actually made it smaller (only casting on 48 stitches) because it is for my boys...
for Christmas, if i can wait that long.
because, it feels good to create again.