Knit, knit, knit

By Cedar | October 5, 2011

Today was our first Fall like day. The temperature cooled, it rained, the wind blew, and I loved it. Fall always comes so late here in Southern California, so I try to relish this early Autumnal weather before it heads back up to 80° for the weekend.

It has been ages since I last knit. I never really got any further than making dish cloths, but recently I have been wanting to give it a try again (especially after seeing these beautiful gloves Tasha made. Oh how I would love to knit like that!). It seems like the perfect project to work on at the end of the day when Lucy is in bed and I am too tired to do painting or cut fabric for a dress, when I don’t have much energy to do anything other than sit on the sofa. I pulled out the needles earlier this week and picked up a skein of yarn over the weekend. Since it has been over a year, and I was never that great at it to begin with, I spent the past two days (well only about an hour each day) relearning the stitches, and practicing knitting and purling rows.

Part of my problem with learning new crafts is that I want to be advanced right away. I don’t want to make a measly scarf, or another dishcloth, I want a Go-Go dress with flared sleeves, tomorrow. Yesterday Twila Jean made a post about a Knit-a-long for the 3 hour sweater. How perfect is that? It seems simple enough, though the rate I knit at I think it may become the 3-month sweater–if it ever gets finished. I plan on trying anyway. I need something to work on at the end of the day.

That’s what I am working on these days. Well that, and trying to get my house organized. We are moving at the end of this month into a condo of our very own. I am excited but nervous. We have so much work to do at our old place and our new place–and though I am at this point an expert mover, this time I am doing it with a baby. I don’t know how I will get it all done.

3 Responses to “Knit, knit, knit”

  1. Nicole Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Crochet is something I pick up now and again… when the weather finally cools here in Atlanta (much like socal). I’ve never made it past the scarf. Last year, however, my husband and I got super crafty after attending the indie craft exhibit and made felt ornaments, chocolate bark, and soap as gifts. Guess it takes finding the right medium and some energy!

    Good luck with the move as well. We just moved into our very own house! It was extremely hard for me to accept that I couldn’t help out the way I wanted. I’m not sure how moving pregnant vs. with child will be. It’s all very exciting!

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  2. Valerie Says:
    October 6th, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Hello Cedar, we moved when Oscar was 4 months old and then again when he was 2 1/2 and it was MUCH easier at 4 months old, so since you have a knack for it anyway I am sure you will be fine :)
    And, oooooh look what you did, you made me buy some lovely burnt orange wool in preparation for the weekend, you made me I tell you, I didnt want to do it, but the 3 hour sweater was a calling lol.
    Good luck, I cant wait to see your knitting. If you are looking for something quick and easy, try these in the bigger size for the little lady, SO cute.
    http://members.home.nl/tdpj/Patronen/Bootees/Saartjes%20bootees.pdf

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  3. Rebecca Says:
    October 7th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Knitting is the best way to relax at the end of the day. I’m generally a go go go until I crash kinda gal and enthusiastically chatter on about any and everything. When I first learned to knit, I just sat quietly for several hours knitting. I was surprised that when I am knitting, all I am thinking about is knitting. I too am still on scarves…

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