Happy Wednesday. I came across an article yesterday, posted by my friend on Facebook, that I totally agree with. Check them out:
Never say this to a knitter. Really, just don't do it.
It is a great read about why knitters do not sell their work. For me, it is a way to relax and unwind. I started knitting as a way to turn my mind off after a stressful day of graduate school. A way to stop thinking about chemistry and research and to work on a mindless project. Now, I find it a way to enjoy life; slow down and appreciate my time. Finally, I find it as a way to socialize in the ice cold winters in Wisconsin.
This week, I am finishing up (fingers crossed I will finish up this week) my friends baby blanket. When I first started this project it was difficult and needed my undivided attention. As I worked through the pattern, I find it easier and almost routine to knit through the rows. I hope she finds the baby blanket beautiful.
I broke down and bought some super cute stitch markers:
I also worked a bit on my Jitterbug socks. I picked the Zigzagular pattern and I love how it is working with the yarn.
Finally, I am super excited to buy the yarn for Quicksilver shawl. I saw the pattern on Caffiene Girl's Blog and I fell in love instantly. Once those truck repairs are off my credit card I know the first thing I am going to purchase!
I have a sick boy and hubby. I am writing a quick post while they snuggle. I am still reading Enders game. It is a struggle to read with a son around Enders age. They things he goes through are insane.
Linking up with Ginny today! I cannot wait to see what is on everyone's needles.