Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Little Knitting

As is the case for many crafters, I feel the need to work with some yarn when the weather is cold. It just feels good and kind of warm to the touch, especially when using a nice yarn such as this Patons Silk and Bamboo.

For the past couple of years I have been doing some crochet, but this time I wanted to break out my  knitting needles. Years ago, when I was single and then when the kids were young, I did quite a bit of knitting. I made lots of sweaters and even a complex snowflake sweater for Rick. But other crafts took the place of knitting and except for a few dishcloths I haven't done any for about 25 years.

I have been saving a few knitting patterns on Pinterest and thought this lacy scarf  (  would be a good thing to start with. Well, it probably wasn't the best to start with as I made many, many mistakes! But I finally got used to the pattern and really enjoyed it. I went back to JoAnn's today and got some more yarn to make another one. (Their yarn was still 25% off.) After this I may try an easy sweater, maybe something for little Tad.

After JoAnn's I went to Michaels to see what was new. I couldn't believe what I found in the dollar bins - tons of paper flowers, pearls, and ribbon, all in pretty spring colors. Also spools of baker's twine in several colors. I'm afraid I spent more than I had planned!

I now work at an elementary school as a paraprofessional, one-on-one with a little girl with autism. We were supposed to go back on Tuesday, but because of the weather we still haven't started. I think we go tomorrow with a two hour delay. I have been enjoying my time off, but I'm ready to get back to work (and make some money to pay for my habit:)


Shine said...

Beautiful scarf! I see no flaws!! Blessings~~Shine

Nellie said...

You do wonderful work, Cindy! Knitting just seems to be a good winter time activity.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Your scarf is so delicate and lovely, Cindy and I love the soft color. I am almost done with a Crocheted scarf, but I set it down weeks ago. You have inspired me to pick up the hook again. I wish I knew how to knit, there are so many lovely patterns. What a very important job you have, a true Earth Angel. Hugs xo Karen

vivian said...

so pretty! i learned how to knit and crochet when I was a teenager, but I can honestly say, Ive started a few things and never finished them! isnt that awful! I do have an urge to make a granny square afghan one of these days!
have a great weekend

Stacy said...

Knitting is by far my favorite handcraft - and I just finished my first sweater (a pullover). There are just not enough hours in the day to knit everything I want to knit! <3

Helen Philipps said...

Your knitting is so pretty and delicate. I used to knit a lot, years ago, then other crafts took over, though I still do a bit now and then. Your new purchases from JoAnn's and Michael's sound very inspiring! Hope your weather improves soon, take care, Cindy!
Helen x

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I haven't been to Michael's since Christmas! I'll have to go see if mine has the spools of baker's twine still.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It's lovely! All craft stores are pretty far away from where I live, but when I get the chance to visit them........I am happy! How wonderful that you are working with the little girl! Stay warm!

Solstitches said...

The scarf is gorgeous. The yarn has a lovely sheen and drape to it.