My husband supports my habit, and I’m thankful for that. On Friday I went into the hobby store for yarn, just one skein, for just one knitting project. However, the on sale bin was newly loaded with discontinued yarn, which I couldn’t resist.
I didn’t wait until I got home. I spent a good portion of the morning at Starbucks working on those handmade Christmas presents.
I’m learning cable and completed the green scarf for my son-in-law. I also bought some bamboo knitting needles, which I discovered I love. Although my knitting career has spanned forty-seven years, I’m still just a beginner. I think it was fate that I was given a whole set of knitting needles complete with case when I was ten. An experienced knitter in our town died, and for some reason I was given her tapestry case of needles. I always was attracted to yarn, and the year before my aunt had tried to teach me to crochet. I both knitted and crocheted simple projects throughout the years, making hats for everyone while in college. I eventually turned to weaving which became a business. Now, I’m back to knitting, but as a hobby.