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.