God's Canvas

God's Canvas
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.~~John 15:13

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday night, January 24, 2010

This week has brought some unexpected stuff into my life, but with the time away from the computer, I have had a chance to hone my knitting skills...yay! Knitting is scary to me mainly because I do not understand how to correct a dropped stitch. If I understood how to fix this problem, I think my anxieties about knitting would disappear like a nice thin vapor. I keep thinking I'll find someone here in Podunk to help me with this, but finding a knitter here is (and please pardon the pun) is like locating a needle in a haystack. I knitted an approximately 6 x 4" swatch of stockinette with some acrylic yarn, and it actually was flawless this time. I was able to bind it off. I want to keep this and put it on my inspiration wall in my studio. This will keep my mind open to new adventures in knitting. I also attempted a pair of easy knitted booties, but didn't have the correct sized knitting needle for the project. I used a size smaller of DPNs, which was the closest number I had at the time. They actually turned out okay, not worthy of giving away, and way too much smaller (preemie) sized than I would like to give to someone. But, I saved that bootie, mistakes and all, so that I may learn from the experience and hopefully use the experience for future endeavors. One thing is for sure...I will not give up hope! I am not a master crocheter by any stretch of the imagination, but I am a moderately good crocheter, which came from years of practice and dedication to new ideas and books, Internet access to hundreds of free patterns and many ideas, as well as watching programs on PBS, such as Knit and Crochet Today. What a wonderful show, and so very informative, taking the fear out of many things such as knitted cables, crocheting in the round and knowing exactly where to put a marker, versus guessing. So, the silver lining in my cloud this weekend was that my infirmities allowed me some down time, and a good chance to experiment with things I've considered for a long time but never found the time to attempt.

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I hope you all had an equally wonderful weekend and that your upcoming week is filled with blessings! Until next time...happy stitching!