Friday, November 11, 2011

Yarn Along 11/11

From small things
~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

I Just acquired a Kindle, an couldn't be happier. I just finished Reading "In Leah's Wake." I had high hopes for this book. the story was great. I wasn't loving the writing style, but stuck out hte book because I liked the story. the ending was a little to "neat" for my liking. But it kept my attention, and I never put it down, so I guess that is saying a lot.

As for the project, Koolhaas. This is one of my favorite patterns. I have made it a number of times (I think this could be my 4th. I am working on this one for a co-workers of my Step mothers that is going through Chemo. I LOVE this hat. It is a great pattern and just perfection. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Why We kit Wednesday - Liz

Thank you again for indulging my little sociology project. This weeks Why We knit comes to us from Liz. 

Why do I knit? Hmm. I think that answer has changed over the years. When my kids were small and I was a SAH mom, knitting saved my sanity. I needed something to keep my brain working. Now, knitting means friends, getting together. It's the best way for me to use my creative instincts and create something useful and beautiful.

Well, let's break this one down. .

First things first, I have an amazing admiration for Stay at Home mom's. I don't know how you do it. I don't have children of my own, I am a proud aunt who enjoys spending time with my nephew, introducing him to new music (he's a big Ben Folds Fan and calls Josh Groban "Uncle Josh"). But when I am done,I give him back to his happily waiting mom. I am so glad that knitting can provide some sense of sanity to stay at home moms.

Friends: I would like to tell you how I met Liz. It was my first time at Rhinebeck and nutmegknitter and I had driven up to New York, and we went to the Ravelry Party.(Remember the party where they called the cops? Yup, that one). We had parked the car and were walking towards the crowd of crazy crafters. We met Liz. Neither Becca or I are ones to randomly walk up to a stranger and start a conversation, but through knitting we immediately knew that we had something in common. Now when I see another knitter or crocheter I immediately have something to say. I can ask about the yarn, the project, or in general we know something about each-other. It is a fabulous ice breaker.

Making pretty things: I can lose myself on the internet finding beautiful patterns to knit. I love how a ball of string can turn into something beautiful. The photos in this blog post are some of the beautiful things that Liz has created. Thanks Liz for taking part in this project.

So tell me. . . .

Why do you knit?