I almost forgot that it is National Knit in Public Week. That doesn’t mean that I wasn’t knitting in public! Today, Bryan and I had to do a 6 hour training for our recertification as Foster Parents. We sat in the back so that I wasn’t being rude. Usually, when I go for trainings I don’t knit. I think the reason I don’t do this is because I’m usually doing training that are job related and I kind of feel guilty for doing something pleasurable and non work related I really never know what too expect, so although I bring my knitting with me I never really work on my knitting. But for today, I kind of knew what to expect so I took my knitting out and was clicking away. but what I didn’t expect was for the trainer to be a knitter too!
On the break I was just knitting away and she saw that I was knitting while she was speaking to another foster parent and she looked in my direction and it was like I saw her eyes get wide as she was listening to this other parent; I Turned to Bryan and said in his ear “shit, she caught me” and he just laughed. When she was done with the person she was speaking to she came over to me and said girl don’t worry bout it I knit at every training I attend. Imagine my relief and my Horror. My relief came from her understanding I needed my yarn fix and my horror with her overhearing (what I thought was whispering) what I said to Bryan. When we broke for lunch she showed me two of her knitting projects and they were beautiful. One is going to be a cardigan in a light blue color and the other project a beautiful shawl that she is going to share with me on Ravelry! (Happy dance!) I got a new Ravelry friend. She even told me about some meet up groups in the area. I haven’t checked them out, but I will.
For me; knitting opens the doors to learn something about someone that you would never expect to share in common. And to find yet another person who at the sight of a knitting project gets happy at sharing current WIP and open to sharing ideas on prospective projects.
Enough of my babbling, remember the yarn that drove me to cheat on my baby sweater? Well at first I started a Entrelac baby blanket, 160 stitches I didn’t like the way it was coming out so I frogged the whole 160 stitches. Just to CO 160 stitches and do it again! Crazy I know but I felt that maybe I was just too premature in frogging the blanket so I worked up a litter further and realized that I was right. So I frogged the project and decided to just let the colors speak for themselves by just doing what I call a corner to corner blanket.
I found that sometimes a complex pattern can take away from a multi color yarn and that simple really is better. So this pattern will be my travel project, since it’s just St St.
This WIP was started about 30 min ago, and although there is not much to see as of yet, the pattern is the Clarus Shawl by Laura Nelkin. Which I have to say she has beautiful shawls. My mom loved the Skywalker shawl(by Laura) just as much as I loved knitting it. If you don’t remember what it looks like here’s another pick of it
I will be knitting this shawl again but I have a couple of WIPs that I really need to get off my needles!
And LAST but not Least!
I FINALLY finished my first baby sweater for my beautiful great niece
I truly hope it fits her! I hope to see her tomorrow and I will see then, until then I will be sitting on pins and needles!
Until tomorrow lovely knitters,
Live Life &Love to the Fullest!