I blame Liz

Aug. 5th, 2008 04:14 pm
faithellen: (birdtail)
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About a year ago, I found myself waiting outside PetSmart for Hagen to have a bath. I went into the Ben Franklin next door, and got a pair of knitting needles and some fluffy chenille yarn. [livejournal.com profile] ladylyonesse had been after me to take up knitting again; my mother taught me how when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, but after a scarf and a pair of mittens for a college boyfriend, I hadn't touched it.

I spent the next hour reteaching myself how to cast on (in a manner known only to my mother and myself, it seems), and seeing if this knitting stuff was at all interesting to me.

Five sweaters, six pairs of socks, two baby blankets, piles of mittens and scarves and hats AND half an afghan later, I think the answer is "yes."

(I will NOT learn about quilting. She can't make me.)


Date: 2008-08-05 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylyonesse.livejournal.com
Resistance is futile. :)

Re: HA!!

Date: 2008-08-06 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cozit.livejournal.com
The question is how long can she hold out?

(I'm betting not that much longer than I manage... though I'm not counting the kit my mom and sister bought me a couple years ago... that's sitting, waiting for me to clear enough of the table to make... which might happen by the time I've finished the new livery...)

Date: 2008-08-05 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tchwrtr.livejournal.com
Shoot, baby quilts are fun! All those pretty patterns you get to play with...

Oh. Yeah. Had I mentioned I dabble in that too?

Date: 2008-08-06 01:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladylyonesse.livejournal.com
Seriously? We so need to be all in the same place at the same time, preferably with babysitters and access to fibery stuff.

~happy anticipatory sigh~

Date: 2008-08-06 01:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snowcat48.livejournal.com
Well, it's not like the math is going to be a challenge ...

Date: 2008-08-06 03:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] capi.livejournal.com

Not only does the post make me hoot with laughter, but the comments!! The *comments*!!!

Can't wait to see your quilts, luv!! *giggle*

I'm so terribly loving all of this! Quilting will never work for me, cuz that kind of work will seriously aggravate my back, so you'll have to do it for me.... *grin/wink/twinkle* Have a great time!!!

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