My mom taught me how to knit when I was in college, but I really only did it for the time it took to make exactly one scarf. After that I forgot about it for a while. Then, when I was on a work assignment in Waltham MA, in February, I realized I needed something to do with my free time. I found an adorable little knitting store, called Putting on the Knitz, which brought me back to this hobby. I have 3/4 of the sweater I worked on that year, but I never did finish it. Perhaps it was more involved than I was ready for, but in theory I could go back to this project.
I have finished 2 sweaters, to varying degrees of luck. I have made a lot of baby blankets - its a really fun gift to make, and not just because baby yarn is so fluffy and fun to work with. I had started two sweaters last year, but then I got Juno, and she ate the directions to them both after living with me for about 4 weeks. I'll forgive her baby ways, but I hadn't really picked up my needles since then.
So I have started knitting again. It is distracting me from my homework, but the fun thing is that knitting
requires bonding. I've called my mom at least 7 times, as my knitting hotline on my current project. I'm also hosting a knitting day for my grad school ladies, as a fun little get-together.
Truth be told, I wish I could knit all day. If I didn't have to worry about bills or anything else, I would love to open a yarn store, and teach knitting classes all day. I may do this some day, but that will just have to wait until after my thesis.
So, since I don't knit enough to have a full time knitting blog - and there are some great ones out there - I'm just going to tell you all about my knitting projects, on my now multi-purpose blog. I lured you here with wedding talk, and now I'm hitting you with politics and hobbies. Well, that's just the way it goes, I guess. My only excuse is that I won't see Groom for another 45 days or so, so I have to keep busy with the rest of my non-wedding related life. Work, class, homework, dog walk, knit, yoga, dinner with friends, repeat.