Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Addiction of Knitting

I was warned but didn't listen and now I fear there is no turning back. Knitting has taken over.

I have found it so great to take along everywhere. I have three kids, so I find myself always waiting and supervising, now I can multitask during those times too and knit away. I find it calming. My middle child has Aspergers (high functioning Austism) I have to accompany her on different things and also supervise a lot of activities, such as cleaning her room. Knitting helps me to stay more patient and still be able to focus, guide and encourage her through given tasks.

So to make my second project a challenge, I decided to try my hand at double pointed needles and use four. Sooo fun. I am still using yarn from the second hand store and some great wool hand dyed fiber from a local place in our town. They have the best colors.

I have already started my next project, a cowl.

So here they are my arm warmers. What do you think?


snowdrop said...

Looks great! Lovely job with the tension! You're right, it won't stop... You'll keep knitting...

missknits said...

Awesome! So glad you have really picked up knitting like you have!! i just love it too! and yes, its soo soothing for me as well! THose arm warmers look great!!! love them!

PitBullLadyDesigns said...

Something about fiber art. It does take over your life. LOL. Someday you'll have all kinds of great fiber art in your shop, also.

I love your painting and if you started needle felting, you would be able to paint with fiber.

petits bijoux said...

Super cute!