There is something about taking some pointy sticks, wrapping some beautiful fiber around them in a series of knots that is soothing, beautiful, and inspiring. I love to knit. Even when my hands are cramped and in pain from making all of those stitches over and over again, I keep on at it. The process, the skill of knitting is satisfying in and of itself, but the completed project fills me, and seeing someone wear something I have knitted for them makes me want to burst.
Adding to my bliss is when I can combine it with other blissful things in my life, like teaching. Today I was blessed with the opportunity to spend time with my friend Kerry and to introduce her to knitting. Not surprisingly, she caught on quickly and I’m sure she’ll be done with her first project by tomorrow!
Pattern: Halfdome from Knitty Summer 2006
Yarn: KnitPicks Merino Style in Coal and Fog
Needles: US 2s and US4s
Here’s crossing my fingers that my dad doesn’t lose this one!