I’m twisting yarn,
clicking knots together,
entwining future warmth
Knit one purl two or is it purl one knit two? No wonder I never went beyond malformed oven mitts? LOL!! A Pearl of a poem!! 🙂 ❤
Either will work. If you do one on one side and the other on the reverse, you’ll get quite a nice rib stitch. 🙂 The current project is a sweatery scarfy thing. I’m going to run out of yarn before its finished, so I’m inventing it in ways that I’ll be able to stitch in panels of something else (fleece fabric? different yarn? lace?). The potential for disaster is high, but you never what interesting thing you can make unless you give it a go! 🙂
You have a talent for knitting. My Aunt tried teaching me to crochet when I was a little girl but I’m not good at it. Disaster. I don’t have the knack. Also trying to sew was a complete waste of time for me. In fact I don’t like anything domestic. And now I don’t see well enough to do any of those things so I stick with writing and photography.
Just bought new glasses to resolved that issue. 😉
I do everything. I knit, sew, crochet, embroider, paint, quilt, etc. (I have some photos of my projects in the “Project” section at right). My mom also does everything. It was a HUGE deal when she studied the kilt I’d made for my husband a couple of years ago and announced that she’d tried to sew a kilt, but gave up. It was too hard. That is insane, because she makes intensely complex suits and dresses, etc. and finicky quilts! I suspect the problem was that she was trying to sew down the pleats by machine, and while time consuming (40-50 hours, I estimate) hand sewing allowed precision work that a household machine can’t do.
I grew up feeling like there wasn’t anything I couldn’t do if I put my mind to it. It’s proven true. 🙂
Wow!! That’s great. What a gift and a great skill. A wonderful way to express creativity. I admire that ability. Many people find knitting and crocheting relaxing. I’ve seen both men and women with their knitting needles and yarn on the subway. That’s why I enjoy reading, writing and photography. These are my creativity outlets.
On the subway, knitting needles would double as effective weaponry, if required.
LOL!! Yes. Considering all the nuts and kooks riding the trains. Hmmm…. Gives me an idea!! 🙂
So NOW she wants to take up knitting! 😉
I was recently thinking on writing about knitting. I really like what a few lines can say
Thank you, Silvia.
Are you a knitter? My mom is still knitting at 89. I learned but never got going with it. It looks relaxing!
I have been knitting since I was a teen. When I lived in Finland, they re-taught me using the amazingly simple ‘continental method’ which is much less labour intensive than the ‘English method’ my mom had taught me. My speed increased dramatically. I like knitting scarves, shawls, socks, and the occasional weird sweater. I rarely use patterns, and make things up based on the yarn I’m using. 🙂
English method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RAWm1P3MBU
So much easier continental method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9XImtoQmZ8
Thanks for the links! My mom knits blankets now but she used to knit sweaters and once she made me a pair of argyle socks!
Argyle socks are tricky! Quite beyond my expertise. Or at least, beyond my willingness to sit and stare at a pattern while working with numerous bobbins of yarn! My mom was knitting a pair for my dad when they were first married. She was half way through the second sock when he told her he hated wool socks. She never finished the second sock. It’s been in the drawer 50 years!
I think they were probably hard to do! I love your sock story – I think there’s a short story for you in that!
Guard warmth and comfort, always.
a small sweater, knitted by yarns and love, future warmth and comfort, well done here.
or socks or shawl or… 😉
Reblogged this on Living Small in a Big World and commented:
As a knitter – I so understand this – it truly is how I feel about knitting!
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Shawn Bird is a high school English teacher, poet, and YA author in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
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