Saturday, December 11, 2010

December 2010

I have decided that I am not a fast knitter.  I would like to knit faster only to be able to knit everything I want to knit.  I have a girlfriend who I call a knitting machine.  She make shawls in a week or less, pair of socks is nothing to her.  Her work is awesome, too. 

I am also a "starter".  I like to start new projects.  I am always looking at new patterns and different fibers and I want to try them all!  I am going to try and be a finisher in the new year.  I have a beautiful wool cable pullover on the needles that I can't wait to finish.  There is the lilac short sleeve pull over that just needs a sleeve and neckline to finish.  Maybe I just don't like to finish... 

I did actually turn my dining room into my knitting studio this year.  I packed the china out of the hutch and displayed all my beautiful yarns just waiting for me to knit them.  A friend gave me some antique circular knitting needles still in the packaging and I have hung them on the wall.  And of course pictures of sheep.  We must honor where (most of ) the yarn comes from!  Who needs to dine when you can knit!