And so it begins, my first blog. Well to begin with, I am in the early formation process with the Order of Friars Minor Conventuals (AKA Conventual Franciscans). I am also am a full-time college student. So the reason I started knitting was because I wanted something to do during the few pockets of time that I had. When I went home for the Christmas break I felt so useless just filling my time in front of the tube. So I picked up a Teach-Yourself Kit, which I was wee bit embarrassed to take to the check-out counter to be perfectly honest. Since then, I have made three scarves and a hat, but half-way through my third scarf I discovered that I had been doing my knit stitches wrong! The scarves still came out decent, but were litterred with twisted stitches. I have now, thank God, learned the correct knit stitch, and am working on a red scarf with my first cable, and some indistint piece of work on size 8 circular needles - not knitted in the round though, I've yet to master that skill. It will hopefully be a prayer shawl or something like that.
Truly I feel like I'm surrounded by the Itzhak Perlmans and Da Vincis of knitting in this community, and hope to learn a lot here. I recently bought the book "Knitting with Balls", but have not attempted any patterns from it for a number of reasons: no time, materials, or necessary skills. However, all in good time I say. I don't knit with wool (although I wish I could), because I don't know where to find it, but from the kinds of yarn I've tried Caron Simply Soft Eco is my favorite brand, and Spring Moss my favorite color. I enjoy kitting at the park, Starbucks, or on long car rides, but most of all, during my Thursday night ritual: watching a thought-provoking movie and knitting. And I'll be doing just that now.
Pax et bonum,