Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Knitting Obsessed!

I have become slightly obsessed with knitting lately. I think I've checked out almost all the knitting books our public library system owns. I've been pouring over patterns, and have spent way too much time on Ravelry. My scarf is finished except binding off the needles, and adding some fringe to the ends, oh and weaving in the extra yarn. So I guess I'm not really done huh? I have no clue how to bind off (get the scarf off the needles). I need to go online and watch a "How to" video or attend a Knitting meetup for help. That's on my agenda for this week, and to get started with a bear I'm making for The Mother Bear Project. I have some plush toys I want to knit for the boys, but want to do something easy first, so this was it. I'm thinking of all the great Christmas gifts I can make. And the way I'm going I need to get started on them NOW, so I can have them done by Christmas.

I think I've really taken to knitting because my mom use to knit. It's kind of a way to share something with her, have something in common. Know what I mean? There's just so much to learn. Work is kind of slow right now and I'm wishing I could whip out my knitting. But I don't think that would go over too well. They are not paying me to knit or blog for that matter :)


me said...

Hey, this is not the first time I've heard of people who take up knitting so zealously. There's actually this lady on the internet name Crazy Aunt Purl, who took up knitting after her divorce. She's hilarious.

Is your mother bear project done?

Mami Dearest said...

Hey Mami, thanks so much for telling me about Aunt Purl. She is hilarious!!!!

My bear is coming along, should have it done this week. I'll post a picture when it's done.