Hey, my knittahs and crafters! Don’t you love this time of year? Yea, it’s still hot, it’s still summer, but August is to the knitting and crafting world like Friday is to the weekend. The anticipation of cool weather means you’ll be able to follow your passion full-goose bozo style!
Yesterday, my friend Donna and I went to Joann’s Crafts and Fabric and had a little fun there. I need to remember that not everyone is on the same energy or interest level as myself when it comes to yarn or knitting. There was a class going on, and I just ran right up and said Hey what’s everyone doing? and I screwed up someone’s stitch count. She didn’t look too pleased; in fact, she looked kind of pissed. I backed off immediately, then laughed when Donna said, We’re gonna get kicked out! To further that concept, we happened upon some wooden letters that spelled out the word PENTS. So, you know what I had to do – I switched out the letter T with the letter I. We giggled like teenagers, snapped a pic, then quickly walked away. Yeah, it’s fun to be our age!
Part of my seasonal frenzy includes me rewriting an easy pattern for a rolled brim hat. While annotating my “improvements”, I’ve discovered that I really like to use the continental style of knitting. After 33 years spent using the throwing method, suddenly, I’m switching hands! Does that mean I’m going to be using the continental style for everything? Or does it mean I’m just working so heavily on the fair Isle technique that it’s starting to feel more comfortable? Either way I’m embracing it and just going with the flow.
Last year, I had written a lot of patterns that I was going to publish; This year, I will endeavor to get all of them out. It happens! In the meantime, I still must edit my Kitchener stitch video. Damn! Does it seem like I have of a lot of pending projects going on? I’m always so amazed by crafters who have young children and manage to put out patterns, blog posts, and video tutorials on a regular basis. In particular, I’m thinking of the ladies behind Whistle and Ivy and Repeat Crafter Me; they have little children and they their output is pretty spectacular. Oh, I know there are many more working moms out there, but those two came to immediately. They must have very supportive husbands!
On that note, I’ll end this entry. See you in the funny pages.