The perfect knitting weather.
The sun went in and out, behind clouds that were puffy and white, like June clouds confused about the calendar. The sky was at times blue, blue and true. There was a strange juxtaposition of warm and cold, death and growth, sunshine and shade…seasoned with a light sprinkle of hail. It was spring, indeed.
I was enjoying myself today, in the warmth and the sun, as I walked around the garden.
I’ve been chugging away on my Eustacia hoping to get it finished
but I kept messing up!
Do you panic when your needles fall out of your project? Do you rip out a project when you find a mistake because you don’t know how to fix it? Do yourself a big favor…learn about how stitches look, how they work, how to fix them. Make friends with your knitting and learn to be the boss of your project! Practice picking up dropped stitches, tinking (unknitting one stitch at a time), changing colors, weaving in ends, avoiding knots in knitted items, the difference between DK, worsted and Aran yarn weights… and much more. Recite after me…“I am a knitter. I am a knitter. I am a knitter.”
What are you all working on this weekend? Actually, half the weekend is gone already. I am not sure what it is like where you are at, but, for the last few days in the valley;
Spring has arrived!
I just love going outside, birds chirping, and finding what little treasure has flowered for these few days.
Thank God for perennials that come up and are very forgiving about their care.
It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Happy crafting and keep those creative juices running!
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