Operation Get Through Winter With A Smile On My Face is still in full force! I said I was going to sign up for classes to have something to look forward to and so far I’ve kept my word. It’s also to avoid the winter eat-everything-in-sight-because-I’m-having-feelings syndrome I seem to adopt every winter. I’ve already talked about my first class, the Beginning Digital Photography class I took back in November/December for 6 weeks. The new class I signed up for… wait for it… Beginning Knitting. That was the only one in the Logan School District brochure that stood out to me… there was something about Beginning Welding, but let’s just say I’d rather have 2 feet without any holes bored through them. Craftiness has never been my forte… time to take over the knitting world! 😛
I’ve actually been cross stitching and embroidering for a few years now. I find it beneficial to have something keeping my hands and my brain busy at all times… avoids the boredom munchies and my favorite numbdumb eating disease… I also have ADD, so changing up the skillz every once in a while is a must. Man, now that I think about it, I may actually have the most pathetic reasons to eat excuses on the planet, Voldemar!
The class started 3 weeks ago… each week we meet in the Logan High “Media Center” aka the LIBRARY… seriously, get the fancy made-up name things out of here… let’s call a duck what it is… a weasel!!! So, we meet in there and we learn how to knit for 2+ geezerly hours every Tuesday night. The instructor is super patient and hallelujah for that because you have Knit Whit asking some pathetic question every 30 seconds…
Knit Whit: So, what’s this fibery stuff called?
Instructor of Knit Whit: Yarn.
Knit Whit: Oh, is that what it looks like?
Needless to say, I’m definitely the most challenged of the class… though I take comfort in the fact that there are only 4 of us. The first week our project was to make a “nested pin cushion”… Mine started out looking like a holey pile of fibery stuff:
Purty sure I’m not supposed to have holes in the thing big enough to stick my nose through… in fact I think that may be a fact. I actually ended up undoing this one as it was my first knitting experience and doing it over again.
That’s a little better… the finished product?
I guess now I have to buy me some pins to put in my new cushion… Last week’s project was “family slippers,” which was all fine and dandy, except I found out when I was about 2/3 of the way done with my 2nd slipper that my family’s feet are too dagnabbed long and and that the instructor provided me with yarn the color of which went out of production last year… WHAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!? So, now I have one periwinkle slipper and one periwinkle/red slipper. I tried to hide that fact by making red pom poms for both of them, but it ain’t done a dagnabbed thing but draw attention to the red splotch!
Stupid clown feet clodhoppers anyway… I blame my mother! This week’s project is dish cloths… at least I know the difference between a yarn and a thread now… I’m well on my way to knitting savantness! 😛
Question of the Day: Have you ever knitted/crocheted? What do you make?