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Monday, October 27, 2008

Warm and soft

I've just started knitting and am surprised at how much I love it. It calms me to sit and weave the threads with the needles, in, around, through and out. Over and over, the same motions. Knitting is one activity where I think the process is more attractive to me than the product. I just love the quiet rhythms.

Of course, I'm still happy to actually accomplish something and this is what I just finished - a tweedy scarf for my father for Christmas. The yarn is a wool/silk blend, soft and touchable. So simple - just plain knitting, but I like it. In November I'm signed up for a class on cables - that should be challenging for me, and will expand my repertoire beyond knitting and purling.

3 comments:

  1. Hmm, I'll have to try my hand at knitting again. I've always begun projects but never finished them. 'Tis the season to cuddle up with warm wools, though :)

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  2. Lorrie,

    The scarf is beautiful. What size needles did you use?

    shirl

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  3. Hi,
    I tried to crochet, but put it on hold to get busy with other things...knitting! I could not even imagine being able to do it!
    Have you seen people knit with MULTIPLE needles? !!!WOWOW And with the needles conected by a clear plastic type cable!!!!
    I bet YOU tackle the cables beautifully! Have a great time:)
    With kindness,
    Mary

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