Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Knitting for the joy of it!

I love to knit! It is totally my favorite pass time and I can't seem to get enough of it. I love the feel of the yarn through my fingers and of course, seeing the finished product. (even with the minor mistakes).
One of my favorite blogs to visit as a knitter is Check it out. Leslie is my teacher in knitting. She is a master at what she does! If you are new at knitting or just enjoy knitting I encourage you to find a mentor or a knitting group to join. You would be surprised at how much you can learn from talking and listening to others in a group and it is part of building relationships. I love the group I knit with on Wednesdays. It is such a fun and diverse group! I look forward to Wednesdays every week; not always the same group and some may miss a couple of weeks but you pick right back up where you left off. You share things about life, dreams, family, problems, etc...
I love knitting most anything with a lace pattern. Yarns I like to work with are Noro, Blue Sky Alpaca, Rowan and Mission Falls. Knitting for Bradyn and Layla has been so much fun!
A great book to have as a "knitting bible" is:
Vogue Knitting. It is a great resource and I can't tell you have many times I have used the book over the course of the last three or four years. It is a good investment for your knitting library.
Let me know what you are working on and what you like about knitting. I would love to hear from you. Hope to have photos posted soon of recent knits.
Happy knitting!

"Kindness in words creates confidence.
Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.
Kindness in giving creates love."
Lao Tzu