Saturday, October 25, 2008
Little by little, I feel more and more like a real knitter. For most of my life, I watched my mother and aunt churn out the sweaters. They would say to me, "You could do this." But I felt that I had quite enough fiber hobbies, thank you very much. And knitting a sweater or afghan seemed like such an unending project.
Which is kind of funny in the light of my spending a year or more working on a single quilt.
But several years ago at a quilt retreat, I was intrigued watching one friend show another how to knit a pair of socks. I dimly remembered knitting a pair of mittens in high school home ec. And the realization began to dawn that, yes, I COULD do this.
I was thinking about all this last night as I swallowed hard and dove into the knit-on border for the taupe shawl. When I was working on the wedding shawl, I had to swallow hard for two months before I summoned the courage to even attempt that knit-on border. Last night I cast on and launched into it and it's working. It's working!!