Cheryl Angst, Writer

Writer of strange tales – because no one ever accused me of being normal.

Knitting Addiction January 18, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cheryl Angst @ 8:24 pm

My eldest daughter turned seven at the end of November, and one of her friends gave her a knitting project as a present. I was very stressed by this because I once tried to teach myself to knit and it did not go well. 

(I made a baby bootie that is large enough for a camel, and a scarf that is long enough for a mouse. Neither of which will ever see the light of the camera.)

Both attempts were fraught with stress and frustration, so it was with great trepidation that I agreed to help my daughter try out her new knitting kit. To my immense relief, the kit didn’t contain needles, but rather a loom and a hook.

I was intrigued.

It took very little time for my daughter to master the basic technique, and within an afternoon she had knitted a purse.

I was curious.

She graciously let me try my hand at knitting a few rows, and I discovered it was ridiculously easy–even for lefties…

I was hooked. (Pardon the pun.)

My daughter’s loom was soon joined by four more round looms. Then came the square/long looms. Then the flower maker and the sock loom…

(And yes, my knitting-palooza over the holidays meant I did little to no writing.)

However, I do have some lovely things to show for my “spare” (i.e., sacrificed writing) time:

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I made this lovely hat and scarf set for my mother.

And then…

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I whipped this scarf off for my own use (I’m attempting a more complicated stitch pattern for the matching hat…).

And what could be more fun than flowers?

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A doll hat with pillow accessory!

Pigs! Pigs are more fun than flowers!

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Let me introduce you to Mr. Morris Wiffles, Esq.

I’m sure I’ll get back to writing at some point (like when my husband steals my credit card so I can no longer buy out the yarn store…), but until then, rest assured that my hands are not idle!

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2 Responses to “Knitting Addiction”

  1. Laurelei Says:

    I understand completely! Several years ago, my students asked if I was going to teach them to knit. I thought it was a crazy idea, and it took a few years before I was willing to try. I found that I “came out of the yarn closet” when I taught the kids, and I’ve been knitting and crocheting voraciously since then. Since I beg, trade and freecycle as much yarn as I can to keep the kids supplied, I often have a backlog at home. What I learned was that – no matter how much yarn you have, you will NEVER have the right yarn/colour/amount/needles to do the project that you now have in mind. Thus, the need to go yarn shopping. Again. But that’s part of the fun :-)

  2. I know your pain. I haven’t been writing because I’m knitting and crocheting…….I’ve also joined ravelry.com (KathrynFSJ) and that feeds the addiction too……


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