Friday, January 09, 2009
On new year's day I was sitting around chatting with my friend Elaine (who took this terrific photo) and found myself happily enrolled in a knitting class. We started yesterday, and all I can say is, I might be addicted. I walked into the yarn shop and felt myself immediately relax. Perhaps it was because the temperature outside was a mere 15 degrees and all that wool made me feel so cozy. But I would venture to guess that it was all the fluffy yarn and the comfy armchairs and the beautiful wooden needles that did the trick. And when they took my skein and rolled it with this crazy contraption - I wanted to burst. How is it that I didn't know this haven existed!?!
Of course my first project is a scarf - garter stitched, but I think I am really getting the hang of it. And of course, I am already dreaming of fabulous sweaters and fingerless gloves and piles of warm cozy socks. I haven't even mastered the purl stitch yet. I could be getting ahead of myself. I love this stuff!