Friday, November 18, 2005

Nothing To Show For It

I can't believe I didn't take pictures. I just finished some wonderful knitting projects (3 in total) and I forgot to do the flashy, photo thingy.

Yes, granted, I was under a little stress to get them finished, wrapped for Christmas and mailed so they'd arrive in the UK on time. But really, folks! What kind of knitting blogger am I that I can't remember to snap a pic?! Dismal, I'd say, just plain dismal.

Oh well, since I took them to the post office today, there ain't no going back on that one.

For a change of pace, I'll be sewing together some pajamas for my nephew, Danger, this weekend. They're part of his Christmas present so I have to get them made and mailed, too. I promise to try and get some photographic evidence of this. Wouldn't want you guys to think I was slacking off or anything. ;-)

Happy Christmas Crafting everyone, M

Monday, November 07, 2005

I . . . Want . . . To . . . Spend . . . Money

It's a terrible urge. I want to browse online stores and order stash - books, yarn, needles, whatever. Knit Happens, One Fine Yarn, Hip Knits, anywhere they sell supplies online.

Please send intervention. I am trying to save money. I cannot . . . spend . . . until . . . I knit more of my current stash. Arrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh!


Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Here's what I learned today . . .

I have become a better knitter because I have taught others to knit.

Today during my first math class of the day, one of my knitting students came to me with a major problem in his scarf. He had dropped several stitches in one corner and somehow, miraculously, continued to knit, dropping more stitches as he went.

Dennis is such a pleasant young man and he is working so hard on his knitting and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to help him. He had finished nearly a foot and I didn't have the heart to tell him that I wasn't sure I could fix it. So I tried.

It took me several minutes, in between teaching quadratic equation solving to the Math 30 class, but I managed to put it right. I didn't even have to swear to get it done. It just started to make sense. (This, of course, supports my theory that math and knitting are natural together because, I swear, being in math mind helped me solve the knitting puzzle!)

That's when I realized that helping other people fix their knitting mistakes had made me a better, stronger knitter! Yeah for me! And yeah for Dennis!

Happy November knitting, M