As you know, I started knitting my first pair of socks last February. I bought pretty hot pink yarn, the book on sock knitting and spent an entire day in class. I felt pretty good as I managed the four (yes 4) needles necessary to handle at one time to knit these special gems. I got the top ribbing done, turned the heel and started on the foot. One day I took a really hard look at my work and decided it was terrible. For one thing I had the dreaded ladder where my four joins happened and secondly my heel was all messed up. I put the project in my bag and that is where it been. Sitting in my family room. Mocking me each time I glance over at the bag; every time hubby asks me how the socks were going. Not going to happen, not in a million years. Nobody in my family will know the joy of a pair of hand knit socks; at least not from me.
Needless to say, I have not been knitting. You don’t start a new project when you have one already going. Yea Right! So my very dear friend sent me a text early December and asked me if I would knit her a messy bun hat. She even sent me a pattern that she found. Unfortunately the adorable hat was crocheted and not knitted. I don’t want to learn to crochet, I really don’t. So I did the only thing I could think of. I WENT TO THE FIBER STORE! I was only going to see if they could help me find the pattern I needed. Big Mistake!!
The second I stepped into the store I knew why I knitted. It isn’t because I love spending hours manipulating knots so I can barely move my fingers. No it is because I absolutely love the fibers. I love the fibers so much that I have often talked to hubby about opening a fiber store. But alas, I don’t knit well enough to run such as shop. So, I just have to satisfy my love of beautiful colors and soft wools by buying them in mass quantities.
But I digress. So I never did find the appropriate pattern for the messy bun hat, but I did find my knitting mojo. That day, I purchased a beautiful yarn that I knitted up into a soft peach cowl for my son’s girlfriend. As soon as that project was done, back to the store I went. This time, infinity scarves for my daughter-in-law and both granddaughters.
Big sigh, I love knitting!