I made a fancy sweater for my then future husband when we were in high school. I've knitted more baby blankets and sweaters than I keep track of. When the boys were toddlers, I made them matching fishermens knit jackets. My grandchildren are now using them.
I made this sweater for myself a couple of years ago. It is as heavy as a jacket - so I don't get to wear it often here in South Texas. I just loved the process. I find it impossible to sit without something to occupy my hands!
Then I found a book filled with beautiful afghans. I made them in every color and pattern and distributed them to friends and family.
This is my current project. I have been wanting to learn to make socks. The other day I found a book that has patterns from basic socks to fancy ones with lovely designs. You cannot believe how frustrated I was trying to get started. I just couldn't figure out the directions. I finally found a video on line that made it all clear. I think that means I'm a visual learner.
I'm on the easy part now. We'll see what happens when I get to heel. If I'm successful, I foresee warm, colorful socks in everyone's future. The fact that the yarn forms those stripes just thrills me. Isn't that great? I had my doubts when I looked at that ball of yarn, but sure enough - stripes. I promise to post pictures of the finished product - no matter what they look like.
Now for a change of subject. I, like almost everyone else, have steered clear of politcal things in my blog. This morning I've read several that have taken a little "political turn", and I've appreciated what they've written. One in particular is well worth reading. I am going to take the plunge here and say that I am more than excited about the choice of Sarah Palin as John McCain's running mate than I can say. You are free to disagree. I am sure we will not all see eye-to-eye on political things, and I respect the opinion of others. This particular post is so beautifully, thoughtfully, articulately written I wanted to share it with you - no matter what your views are I think it well worth reading. You will find it here at In the Heart of my Home.
Have a blessed weekend,