Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Less knitting, more therapy

I frequently joke that knitting is cheaper than therapy.  It is my stress relief, my sense of order in a world of chaos, my calm in a storm.

Knittervention is my group therapy.  Last night, I was alone for quite a while, then joined by my co-fiber-enthusiast.  Casey was obviously in need of a good vent, to prevent her from strangling her husband or children when she got home.

There was far more talk therapy last night, than knitting, but all husbands and children are alive today, so mission accomplished.

Today, it is all about the theraputic setting.  

Friday, February 21, 2014

From Concept to Beginning

 I had this pile of yarn, bought years ago.  I can no longer remember what I had in mind all that time ago, but I started picturing some colorful mittens in the present.  I may have been influenced by 15 days of sub-zero temperatures so far in 2014, but I couldn't get the picture out of my head: Soft purple swirls on a background of white.

The wristband is finished, and I am ready to start the hard part.

Almost ready.

The final transition between repeats isn't quite matching up.  I have the color changes marked in red, but the top of the design is one row off from the bottom of the design.  I would try to sort it out tonight, but it may be better to wait until I am not so tired.  I daresay I would be more productive if my eyes were actually open.

Today, it is all about row between the rows.

Friday, February 14, 2014

In Memorium

My long absence has a good explanation. My grandmother had been in the hospital, and died a couple days ago.  She was 97, so this was not unexpected.  The fiber community has lost a member.  Grandma didn't knit, but she did a lot of quilting and embroidery.

But it meant that I have been very busy lately.  More so than usual.  Knitting has been virtually nonexistent, so blogging has been pointless.

I did a bit in the car on the drive up, but I don't have a picture.  I took a picture on the Ipad, but I don't  know how to get it onto the blog.  It isn't much to look at now.  I am barely past the concept stage.  I have cast on, but it is subject to change if things don't flow the way I have pictured in my mind.

I am driving Mom to the church to pick music in a few minutes, so I will have to wait another time to talk about the new work in progress.

Today, it is all about the fond memories,