14 January 2009

And still...she knits...


She knits...as this flair a friend sent me on Facebook explains so perfectly, so that I do not kill people.

She also knits because she needs to be creative, doing something with her hands...this makes me feel normal. Good. Happy...

Knitting is the perfect project to bring along so that you can do it on the fly. I have the perfect backpack with lots of little pockets that can fit a work in progress, yarn, a pattern book, and every other little thing that I need to make something I love.

I knit because my mother got me an amazing new book for Christmas, that has wonderful patterns that are written very well...causing bursts of inspiration...


And, I also knit because I needed a new winter hat
(and I brought and completed this project on our trip to Bisbee)


She's also a little amazed about the knitting because I was a rather reluctant knitter at first. Knitting is something that I wasn't necessarily interested in doing. Ever. It kind of confused me as to why people would ever want to knit in the first place? It seemed a little outdated. Even with the wonderful new books that are out there...I was not convinced. So, I learned to support a friend who wanted to learn how to knit...and a strange thing happened. The knitting stayed and the friend drifted away. I didn't want to put my project down. I couldn't. I needed to master this skill...with everything I had in me, I knit the world's ugliest scarf. And then...with each little project, I found a new sense of excitement and joy...

Creativity is amazing.

6 comments:

Mytutorlist.com said...

Wow! You did a good job on those projects! Hurray! (I wish I could knit, but it seems that I can only crochet... oh well... close enough :P)

Those gloves are really pretty :)

Granny J said...

Have you tried a sweater yet? Get a pattern with something to hold your interest (cables, Fair Isle, ???).

Indigo Robe said...

LOVE FLAIR! Love your flair button, haha!

Mary said...

Those turned out fabulous!! I love the fingerless gloves, especially. Very funky and chic. You are amazing.

sulu-design said...

These pieces ROCK, Sadira. The wrist warmers are lovely (sexy, one might say) and that hat is adorable on you with your new 'do!

Felicia said...

Very pretty hat indeed :)

I always say that I knit because it saves my marriage. I knit while he drives so that I don't have to watch while he maneuvers the thousands of pounds vehicle within inches of one ton vehicles.

Not seeing what he's doing also keeps me from providing instructions on how to maneuver around those vehicles. :)

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