I'm joining the Blue Monday party with Sally!http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Let me go on record as saying that I hate winter. Sweaters and boots are fun for a few weeks, and then I'm over it. I've often walked by a cute knit shop, called The Yarn Cottage and admired all the beautiful yarns displayed inside. I also noticed that there were usually several ladies sitting on sofas and chairs around a coffee table, knitting. There's even a shop cat, named Tilly. I decided that I wanted to be part of that cozy scene. What a perfect way to pass the winter!
Having learned to knit in high school home-ec (a mere 40 years ago!), I hadn't picked up knitting needles since. I can still see that ugly sweater that I wouldn't have worn to a dog fight. My mother actually finished it for me the night before I had to give my teacher the finished product. My mom hadn't knit in years, but still remembered how ---or so I thought. I remember her being a bit insulted when "we" got a C-! That sweater went straight into the Goodwill bag!
So anyway, last week, I walked into the knit shop and told the owner that I wanted to learn to knit. I've been there almost every day since! To be perfectly honest, I'm a slow learner. I keep saying, through gritted teeth, "I'm going to learn to knit if it's the last thing I do."
It's not the knitting and purling I have trouble with, but all the mistakes that I make. I don't know how I make them or how to fix them...very frustrating. But, I'm determined that I'm going to persevere!
This blue scarf---all straight knitting, was my first project.
The best part of all is siting and knitting with the nicest group of ladies, and Tilly, the tortoise-shell cat, purring on the back of the sofa. What a lovely way to pass the winter!