January 1, 2012
Why I Knit
When I discovered that there were entire stores devoted to selling yarn…! I still remember the thrill of opening the phone book and seeing listings under "Yarn Store." This was even better than a fabric store, so much different texture and color and purpose from sheep! This was something I could create while I did other things. If I made a mistake the fabric wasn't ruined, unlike sewing.
My arthritis has improved a great deal, thanks to modern medicine. I've been finishing knitting projects like crazy: a sleeve cap to reknit on a sweater, then sew the sleeves in and it's done! The double knit mittens just need thumbs. A lacy cowl will be seamed after I post this. I feel so wonderfully productive! Hopefully PT goes well tomorrow and I can start sewing again too. I'm anxious to start the velveteen jumper and maybe wear it this winter. The mockup will serve as a pattern, I double checked the measurements a couple days ago :)