A note to future mothers who knit: when your knitting is in constant danger of complete destruction by drumstick-obsessed toddlers you may become reluctant to knit. It is painful to those with a knitting obsession to see hours of work enthusiastically undone by the happiest of little faces. It takes wells of patience and self-restraint to let go of the anger and calmly retrieve the toddler drumsticks knitting needles and explain that those pointy sticks are not drum sticks. Knitting can really teach patience, perserverance and persistance, especially when you have to knit the same round 6 times.
So that's the long way of saying it's been a while since I got into my knitting. But we've more than made up for it with multiple projects on the needles:
I'm still working on the Diminishing Rib Cardigan. It was gut wrenching to knit the top 8.5 inches and discover that I had not done enough increases for the arms. I still have no idea how that happened, but I've re-knit 7.5 inches and we're getting close to setting up the arms on this top down raglan.
I've started another vanilla toe-up sock with the Wonderland Dyeworks I bought at Stitches West. That's what handpainted sock yarn is for. To make vanilla sock knitting interesting. Baby son #1 managed to rip it out a little, but not enough to be demoralizing.
And I'm still making mitered blanket squares, but I don't have any pictures of those yet.
What are you knitting these days?
> Rose Kim Knits
> Nutmeg Knitter
> Random Knits
> Confessions of a Yarn Addict
> Project Stash
> Breathe In Two Three Four
> Queer Joe's Knitting Blog
> An Old German's Knitting Blog
> Knitting to Stay Sane
> Minding My Own Stitches
> Barf Green is Best
> Dayana Knits
> Thread Panda
> Pumpkin Sunrise
> Peacefully Knitting
> Mis Lanitas
> Stash Shop Blog
Mom. Wife. Crafter. Succulent Gardener. Co-op Preschool Parent.
What's going on now?
Miracles have happened and husbeast received and accepted a job offer at his dream company last week. He starts work soon. We are breathing sighs of relief and expecting great things ahead.
I'm knitting. I've been caring for my two sons, living at my MIL's house, volunteering at our local co-op preschool and gardening. Trying to find time to write and to redefine this blog to embrace my current reality.
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