I knit! I'm a knitter!

I've learned to knit, and it's only taken me 30 years to do it!
After my 19 year old sister was knitting up a storm over the holidays, I figured it was about time. 
Not because it is a necessary life skill - for it surely is not - but simply because I have always wanted to.
Lucky for me I have a lot of knitters close to me (not in proximity, in relationship) and Ryans grandma was kind (and patient) enough to teach me.

This is what I had to show for it a few weeks later. 
I am almost embarrassed to tell you how many laborious hours (5) and different tries (4) this sad little 1/2 washcloth took me, and it still isn't finished. 
But compared to the disaster that was try #1 it is a complete masterpiece, so I'm proud. 
Project #2 was a scarf. This scarf.
It took me so long to finally complete it, but the thicker yarn and knitting needles actually made for way less mistakes. Obviously.
I like having something productive to do while watching tv, driving, being at the movies, or just talking.
I appreciate filler, no-thought-required, busy things.
It's peaceful and makes me fell very domestic.
And now look, I have this delightfully cozy scarf that in a pinch I can wrap around me 3 times, which makes my old way of bracing myself for the cold outside -- 2 completely un-matching scarfs -- utterly unnecessary now.
At first I thought I had made it too wide and had every intention of unraveling the entire thing only to start over from the beginning with a few less stitches.
But the more I wear it the more I like it just the way it is.
I am sure that the 5000 hours I would need to re-do the whole thing helped that fondness along a bit as well.



  1. I am so extremely glad that you found this yarn! I am still looking forward to a knitting party sometime soon. Maybe to knit those bunny ears?

  2. I am so impressed with your talent! Beautiful work, although I did chuckle at your first attempt. You are looking fantastic leah. Dad just said to me yesterday that he thinks that you are one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen. true. and.. he got his bday card yesterday. so cute! and it stretched out his bday in a lovely way! ha !


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