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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Casting on

Look! I'm knitting!

It's been ridiculously cold lately, and my joints have not been up to standing on cold concrete, or working with cold metals, so I have been satisfying my creative urges with indoor fiber-related activities. Also, with all the crappy weather we've been having, I have to choose things that I can do while I eyeball the kids. It's hard to mess around with sharp objects, torches, acids and hammers when you have little kids running around.

I actually learned to knit a while ago, but I have a heck of a time finishing projects because I get SO bored. Recently, I had an urge to start another project, especially after seeing so many of my knitter friends' great work. So, I cast on some chunky Lion brand Homespun yarn in the color 'Wildfire', and got to work. It's a pretty simple shawl, but I am enjoying it so far.

I'll be back soonish with more coppery goodness, no worries! If the weather is cold and miserable where you are, I hope you are staying warm!


Anonymous said...

My good friend is going to teach me how to knit! I can't wait!

chocoholic said...

Good for you- I love to knit and crochet in the winter- Love that copper color too. Did you peek at the Copper Cowl in my shop? LOL I found this Very cool book: "Cowlgirls" by Cathy Carron. So far I have made the "Forget-me-Knot" Cowl and it is in my Etsy Shop.
It was a very fun knit because it uses Bulky Yarn and knits up really fast. Have fun and think how warm you will be when you finish it and wear it.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

I know what you mean about it being so cold out to work in the studio. I have been knitting a very long hat/scarf for my friend. I can't wait to see your finished shawl. I hope it gets warmer for all of us to start working out in our studios again!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Lucky you...I wish I knew how to knit...maybe some day. It has been awfully cold to work. At this rate I might not be getting to much done this winter. Bummer!

Cindy said...

Looks like the start of a nice project, Christine! I sure like the color you chose. I'm with you - sticking to portable projects that can be put down while watching the kids. Alas, not much to show for the New Year at this rate.


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