Knitting My Way Through Summer


I am gearing up for an all-out assault on these socks.  I’ve gotten bogged down at knitting the heel, and I’m starting to get frustrated.  So I’m recommitting to the goal of learning to knit, no matter how difficult.  I’ve danced around knitting much of my life, but now that I’m counting my years with a different math, I am more determined than ever to get “good” at it.  I don’t need “great.” “Good” will do.

So this weekend I started a search for more tools, more tips, more learning opportunities, and more patterns.  I found some very good blogs on WordPress.  There seems to be quite a few knitters on here willing to share.  I also joined Ravelry, which is massive and will require its own learning curve.


My knitting group is tomorrow and I haven’t done my homework.  I wrote my instructions as she read them to me last week, but I must have had difficulty with the light (which is NEVER enough for me) and can’t read my abbreviations. I’m embarrassed, but will ask my friend and mentor to help me, which she no doubt will.  I look forward to the day I can pay this forward.

Yesterday I ordered some wool roving. Apparently a pound will last me a very long time.  Good.  Shipping costs are getting out of control.  I watched the Youtube dye-your-own-wool videos multiple times, and I’m psyched for my first attempt at rainbow dyeing with Kool-Aid. I also want to dye some roving to make small needle-felted strawberries to attach to my big strawberry pincushions for the shooth.

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Summer is around the corner, and we Floridians will be sequestered indoors for many of those hot mid-day hours. I hope to be ready to take advantage of all that sunlight (so I can see better). Perhaps I should knit on the beach….

About Patsye

I am an older woman and artist. I love to craft. I love to sew and knit and crochet and needlepoint. I love to paint and draw and make art with my hands. Being creative is what gets me up in the morning. Art is my tea, my fresh air, my good book, and my cats all rolled into one. I have much to share and hope you'll visit often.
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