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! ♥