Sunday, August 03, 2008

My newest obsession

I picked up my knitting needles again yesterday. I haven't knit in a while because I get carpel tunnel while pregnant, and I just hadn't started back up again since Rose was born. Well, it's about time I do it again! I still have pain in my hands, but I'm hoping to figure something out to keep them from hurting so much. I really enjoy knitting-- it's therapeutic. I'm actually pretty good at it, too. I am self taught but I lack a lot of the knowledge, so hopefully I'll be able to learn everything I need to know thanks to the wonder of the internet. One resource I've been using a lot is knittinghelp.com-- it has video tutorials, links to free patterns, and loads more information.

One other motivation to knit again is the many skeins of yarn I have lying around the house (it might even be in the hundreds of skeins!). I need to get those knit up into a usable object! I can't buy any yarn until I have most of the yarn I already have finished up into projects. As I continue to improve my skills, I will share my finished projects on this blog.

2 comments:

Thom & Jenn Tobin said...

How funny, I just picked up knitting also. But I barely know what I am doing, so oyur website REALLY helped me, thanks so much:)
The only reason I picke dit up was casue when Will was born he was given a blanket. And it is his 'lovey'. And it is literally falling apart, and he needs a new one. But the lady who made it for him, died a couple months ago. So I am on my own to make him a new one. But I was actually able to find the same yarn that she used, so hopefully I can get it done, and he will like it. He grabbed the skien at Wal Mart and hugged it, so I think I can pull it off:)


Good luck with your projects.

Kevin and Lynne Smith said...

Good for you. I love to knit too. I am knitting me a pair of socks. I will send you the pattern.