…quick stitch McGraw. Okay, not really. But this past week my mom has been staying with me and I have to giggle at the fact that I’ve already knit a pair of mittens and flew through several rounds of my pointelle shawl while she’s c/o, crocheted, rippped out and c/o again, crocheted, ripped out, and so on and so forth at least 5 times this week.
It all started Monday when I called to remind her that she should bring some knitting/crocheting because of the ladies who come to my house and knit. So Tuesday night she wanted to get busy reintroducing herself to a project that had been gathering dust for a little bit. This set off the chain of events that leads us to the several afghan froggings. But as I type, she’s busily working on Stashaholics Brain Dead Afghan except instead of the purple/raspberry colors, she’s using green tones. I really hope that she has better luck with making this one work; I’m sure she will, but I’m no help as I don’t crochet.
What else is cool is I signed my mom up for an invitation to Ravelry and told her to head straight to Boucle’ next week and inquire as to a knitting group or some help relearning to knit. Whether or not she does this, I’m not sure, but I hope she does. Some of the stuff she made back when she was really into it is super amazing. In her house there’s this huuuuuge (and it is ginormous) tan colored knit blanket. It is super thick and miles long and amazing. Anyhow, I know that she’d have a blast connecting with other knitters much like I have!
So my hubby’s coming home Saturday and he’s brought me a little gift from a yarn store in Seattle! I can’t wait to see what exactly he got me and then to start knitting up my second sweater! It’s funny that the first item you make when you’re learning to do something (use circular needles, make clothing, etc….) can make you so nervous. Then after you’re done, you feel like you can conquer the world! Maybe it’s just me, but I am ready to take on some more knitting challenges!