I started knitting when I was 9 years old. I’d asked my mom to teach me for a year or so. She told me I was too young. Eventually, I found 2 dull pencils and a tiny little ball of leftover yarn determined to teach myself. When she found me, we sat down together and she began teaching me. It’s been a lifetime obsession since.
Knitting for me is like a meditation. I can’t focus much on other things, especially when I’m working more complex patterns. It soothes my anxiety with the rhythmic movements and expends some of that nervous energy into something constructive. I also end up with beautiful things in the end.
So this sweater I’ve mentioned a few times in the last week. I’ve got 8″ of the body complete. After hours of knitting today, I’m taking a break. I’ve literally sat here with the Twilight Saga movies playing in the background and knit all day. 🙂 I couldn’t be happier. lol Been a very long time since I’ve given myself permission to sit back and knit all day.
At some point, I may have to post pictures of some of the things I’ve made over the years. 🙂 For now, I’ll settle for just showing off this sweater.
I’m doing something new. I’m following a pattern for size and shaping, but not for stitches or color. I’m doing some “crazy knitting”. It’s an assignment a therapist had me do ages ago to let go of some of my control. lol I wasn’t able to do it back then. My OCD and anxiety just wouldn’t let me. I’m doing some random color changes when I feel like it and adding the same pattern in whenever I feel like it. It’s fun! Breaking up the monotony of 24″ on straight knit in a single color or varigated yard. It’ll be fun to wear! ♥
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My mom is a Knitter. Something she does that you’d probably love is she goes to the Thrift Store and buys all the yarn odds and ends and she knits them into squares. Once she’s got all the squares made she knits them all together into one of the funkiest, coolest blankets ever.
Anyways, story time over. I’m always impressed by people who know how to knit. I tried to learn and I couldn’t comprehend it. It’s a very creative outlet that takes a lot of skill.
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That sounds like a fun blanket! I’ve done them before in a similar way. I just bought skeins of new yarn. Remnants are awesome! ♥ I’ll do one and post a picture. 🙂
I’m grateful to have so many artistic outlets. They help so much!!!! ♥