Monday, May 19, 2008

Show and Tell


I am a knitter. I still call myself a knitter although I've not been a good one lately. Knitting though is forgiving. You can put a project down and come back to it later. (I tend to do this a bit to much and have resolved not to do so anymore)
This picture is a show and tell, literally. It was taken to show the progress on my "two socks on two circs" that I turned the heels on simultaneaously! I was SO proud of them! We took this picture at my local "Stitch and Bitch" group last spring.
When I first met these ladies, I would never have guessed how comfortable I would be around them. At first glance, it seems like I'd not have much in common. I am younger than they are. I have a young child and most have grown children and grandchildren now. But these women are amazing. They welcomed me, taught me and became my friends.
I feel bad lately because I've not been able to attend S&B much this year. My master's classes have prevented it. Now that it's summer though, I'm going to strive to attend more often. I'm also planning to host a weeknight wine and knit with them. It's always a lively time.
I learned to knit about 3 years ago. I had just come back to school after the birth of my son. It had been traumatic to say the least. I was going to have to come back to a building that I wasn't sure welcomed me. I had had a major falling out with a person I had considered my close friend. we had a new principal. My mother in law passed away a week after Boo was born at 31 weeks. My FIL had a major heart attack. I had not even seen many people since June of the year before. I was shell shocked and scared. The few weeks after I came back to school, our media specialist sent out an email about teaching us to knit. I had crocheted (my Grandma Anne taught me) but never knitted. Knitting kept me focused while I pumped. I loved it then and still do.

8 comments:

Amy said...

There's just something soothing about the gentle clicking of knitting needles. Very cute socks, too!

Kim said...

I wish m Grandma had taught me - I had matching hats and scarves and mittens - and (gulp) leg warmers and vests and sweaters! lol I will learn one day when my kids are a bit older and I have time to buy the yarn! lol

alice said...

Knitting can be so cathartic. I wish I had more patience for it! As much as I love it, it incorporates all the things I am terrible at, such as paying attention, detail, patience...

I admire your socks.

Amanda said...

Sounds like a great stress reliever...I need something like that, haha!

Brooklyn was only 3 weeks early, but we had a lot of feeding, weight gain, and breastfeeding issues. She also has reflux, colic, and a heart murmur....so in a lot of ways she "behaved" like more of a preemie than she was. We were lucky enough to bring her home with us though!

InfertileMadWoman said...

Cute Socks!!!! I love those colors!!! Thanks for the comment on my blog... those first hugs are the best!!!

Fiddle1 said...

What a cute little soccer player you have! I have a close friend that has attempted to teach me knitting, and it seems so hard to get my head around. Maybe I have one of those brains that doesn't get it. Anyway, I knitted about 4 rows of a dish cloth and somehow got off, and now I don't know how to fix it! I'm waiting for a return visit from her so she can help me see what I've done wrong. But your socks look great. Thanks for commenting on my blog. Hey, good luck also with the EPO and the green tea. I used them both in addition to ruby red grapefruit juice each day. I got some good EWCM, but I don't know which of the three did the trick.

Katie said...

I love the socks! I'm trying to learn to knit 2 at once on circs. It scares me! You are braver than me :)

Vanessa said...

Ugh! I wish I could knit. I have tried and tried. I just can't get it. I think I need to find a person (preferably left handed) to teach me. It may be a lost cause though.