‘Tis the season to KNIT! I’ve been knitting for a little over 10 years now, and while I am by no means an expert knitter, it is something I very much enjoy doing during these chilly fall and winter months! There’s nothing like putting in a good chick-flick and curling up with chunky yarn and needles by the fire on a blustery evening. It’s the perfect combination of relaxation and productivity!
I’ve been scoping out ads and coupons from Michael’s and Hobby Lobby, and paired with gift cards, have gotten some great deals on yarn this month. I am a knitter of scarves – mostly because they’re easy and not too time-consuming – and it’s amazing all the various types of yarn and designs that are out there now. I have branched out this year and am working on some new styles which have been a fun challenge to my usual knitting routine. Assuming I can keep up on my learning of these new techniques, I may have some nice additions to include as part of Christmas gifts this year…but we shall see how it goes…LOL!
I think one of the reasons I enjoy knitting so much is because it really is a timeless art. People have been doing it for centuries, and personally, I find the whole process – everything from the making of the yarn, to the actual knitting of the yarn itself – fascinating. It’s also something that connects us to others. I didn’t learn to knit from a book or the computer; I learned from another woman who let me observe her knitting and patiently guided me through my first scarf , from casting on to tying off. I appreciate it, because I’ve now come to enjoy this hobby a great deal and also share it with others! I also think of knitting like I do a great friendship – no matter how long you’ve been away from it, you somehow manage to pick up right where you left off. It’s been months since I’ve knit anything and when I picked up my needles and yarn this week, I knew exactly what to do. That’s always a good feeling!
I’m looking forward to delving into this activity more over the next several weeks, and seeing what I can come up with before the holidays arrive. Here’s to knitting the season with love, joy, and peace!