Monday, January 25, 2010

I make stuff!

This past weekend, while it was a nearly tropical 40 degrees and an equally tropical monsoon-ish type thing here in the Great State of Iowa, I managed to finish my first scarf (with the help of instructions from class, and a few YouTube videos, because I just couldn’t grasp the whole bind off movement). Here the old girl is, in all her neck-warming glory:

I have to admit, I’m pretty smitten with knittin’. It’s the most calming hobby I’ve ever had, aside from napping. You just sit back and twiddle your thumbs and voila – you made something worth wearing in public. I think that is saying something. The last time I wore something I made in public, it was definitely tie-dyed and totally signed by all my BFFs (because we won’t count the time I spilled soup on my white shirt at work and sported a nice tomato stain all afternoon right? Right.).


  1. This is SO cute!!! Hmm...I might have to learn to knit! Cute site...

  2. Thanks, Amber! Knitting is really not hard at all. I think the gals at Ephemera in the East Vullage are holding another class in February.

  3. Alexson- I agree that making something is very relaxing and rewarding and I LOVE your scarf! Nice work!


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