Last week, I took an unauthorized Knit-cation.
I am not sure exactly what happened, but on Sunday, I tallied up my making hours for the week, and they were all about knitting.
I spent almost 60 hours clicking needles, watching U-Tube videos, and cruising Raverly. There were a couple of days when my children complained about the food choices in our refrigerator, but I really think they are old enough to fend for themselves in the kitchen.
I just want to understand and execute a top down knit sweater. The language is so exotic and hyper abbreviated. It’s a fiber patois. And I can’t seem to stop turning it around in my head.
Project number one is a “worked flat” sweater that I will stitch together when I am done. It turns out that REAL knitters hate this sort of thing because it involves sewing! I have finished the back, and I am up to my neck on the front of this sweater.
Neither of these fine projects really solve the top down knit sweater problem. I searched and I searched. Here’s my library on Raverly. I cannot remember what life was like before I found this website. It is all consuming.
And this pattern from Fancy Tiger Crafts.
I love them and their blog.
It’s more like THE JOY. Yes. Thank Alaska State Council on the Arts for buying my plane ticket to the opening of Quilt National. I probably should have mentioned this before now–one of my quilts will be on view at Quilt National this year. (Can you believe it?)
This letter documents the sale of Berry Picking to the Alaska Art Bank this year.
And THE DUTY. I got called for jury duty while in Charlotte, North Carolina at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation artist residency . I postponed the obligation until this week. My number wasn’t called today, but who knows about the rest of the week.
And that is the seriously amazing thing about all this knitting. All my life, I have felt naked without a sewing machine and now to have finally embraced a form of stitching that actually travels feels fantastic.
Why did this take me so long to figure out?