This won’t be turning into a knitting blog, but all I did this weekend was knit. I watch A Southern Girl knits podcast and she suggested watching A Homespun House podcast. As I was catching up with Molly on a Homespun House she showed a bunch of knitted projects that got my knitting bug going.
I have been concentrating on my art almost exclusively for the last year. I am a long time knitter, but just loving the art side of me lately. I do keep up with knitting community through podcasts and I did knit some gifts for my family for Christmas, but very little knitting time.
What got me knitting again is a very easy, but addictive project called the Happy Memories Blanket. Its a blanket that is a series of mired squares that uses all of the yarn in your stash. I have a moderate stash and it did get me thinking about all the projects that I did knit the difference yarns out of.
Knitting for me is a very relaxing and enjoyable time…it connects me to my past and present. Just like the afghan that I am knitting. And the knitting community is such a wonderful group. I have yet to meet a knitter I didn’t like. It’s such and inclusive and warm group of people.
Watching the A Homespun House podcast led me to Yarngasm podcast and her indy dyed yarn at Voolenvine Yarns. Her color sense is just so fantastic. I had to buy a skein of yarn and I can’t wait to get the new yarn and try it out with my cozy memories blanket. I really like supporting indy dyers.
I will return to my canvas and sketchbook this week, but right now it is the knitting bug that I caught and it has me in its throws.