I have found a new hobby that I love - that's right, knitting! Knitting has been gaining popularity in the past decade with the younger generation, and I think it's easy to see why - it is really fulfilling to be able to make something that is both functional and beautiful with your own two hands. Plus, knitting is rhythmic and repetitive, which makes it great for stress relief - and who doesn't need a little stress relief in these trying times??

So far, the only completed project I have is a scarf. It is by no means perfect, but I made it, and I'm proud of it! Since completing said scarf, I have been practicing my technique, so that the next time I start a project, it might be a little closer to "perfect". I have mastered the garter stitch (basic knit stitch), binding off knit-wise, the purl, and the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl the next). I am about to conquer binding off purl-wise. I think once I finish that, I will make another scarf, before moving on to the infamous ear/neck warmer.

My other hobby of late is Twilight. Yes, I have fallen into
the seductive teen novel series, and I can't free myself! I will admit to having read all four books in the Twilight saga twice in the last 2.5 months. And I'm finally going to see the movie tomorrow, for which I can.not.wait! I could probably even read the books again right now, even though I just finished Breaking Dawn this weekend for the second time. I feel like a crazy person, but I also don't really care!

Stay tuned for a post about my stay-at-home situation and other fun news! :-)

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Just know that the stockinette stitch curls up--it doesn't lie flat at all! Most patterns don't include a border, even when you really should use one!