April 17, 2007
No pictures today. I am working on a little hat with some fine gauge sock yarn that I purchased some time ago from a booth at the Stitches Convention..... Very pastel colors and I think I have enough to make small socks. It is a hand dyed yarn that caught my eye. The hat pattern came from the same booth. I really missed Stitches this year. Maybe next year I will go to Baltimore to visit it.
Had my knitting group on Monday and it was a quiet group. We are all so shocked and saddened over what happened at Virginia Tech. It was a comfort to be together.
Sometimes it is hard to figure out what to write about . It seems as though I have told all I think about knitting. But today I want to write about how vulnerable I feel without it. It makes everything feel normal and right in my world. It is me. Last night I was without a project that I wanted to work on. Sure I had several going but nothing I wanted to work on. So I went through part of my stash and through all the boxes that contain my needle collection. I put all the needles in their right pouches and threw out all those little scraps of yarn I hang onto at the end of a project. Not enough to make a ball, just little snips here and there. Out they went. I cleaned out my knitting basket beside my chair and then began the little hat project. It was about 11:00PM and I finally started to knit. I worked for about an hour and then was too tired to continue. But now I feel organized and in control again. My stash and needles are in great shape! Ah well that is it for today.