Knitting

9 03 2010

Not much out of the norm today.  I had a busy day at work.  Then, on my way home, I dropped the Kindle cover off at the post office (wow, their parking lot is WAY too small).  Kes and I grabbed some groceries, then headed back to my place to watch last night’s episode of Castle on Hulu.  We also caught up on Caprica, though I still have mixed feelings about that show.  While watching the latest episode, I showed Kes how to knit.  We haven’t gotten to how to purl or bind off yet, but he can cast on and knit decently.  He has some frustrations with dropping/adding stitches, but that seems to be the norm with learning how to knit. He seemed to pick it up quickly in general, so I’m sure that if he continues to have interest in knitting, he’ll improve quickly.

Since then, I’ve mostly been relaxing while watching Kes play Mass Effect 2, and working on my new knitting project.  My plan is to knit panels, then stitch them together into a quilt-like blanket.  I’m just doing a basic stocking net.  I’d rather go simple and actually finish a big project like a blanket than do one or two really intricate panels and burn out.

what has occupied my day

The one panel I’ve finished is mostly hidden by the scissors and balls of yarn, but I had set the knitting down on the table, and thought it would be a cute snapshot of what I’ve been up to lately.  I’m still only to about page 71 in Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, so nothing to update on my opinion of the book.

By the way, for anyone with extra jeans they aren’t donating to a community group, and/or who shops at the GAP, I caught an article at Treehugger about the GAP taking up jeans for recycling now through March 14.  They will make them into insulation.  If you don’t care about reducing waste and recycling, or about making insulation to donate to needy communities, you may still be interested in this initiative because people who donate their old denim get a discount on new GAP jeans.

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3 responses

9 03 2010
Tanner

You should make a dice bag. They are fun and easy to make. You can make them so that they fit around a cup for easy rolling and such. I have one made by a friend and I like mine.

10 03 2010
Vanifae

You should make a Mass effect quilt 🙂

10 03 2010
astranoir

@Tanner
I’ll definitely consider making a dice bag. I picked up some neat fabric in Hobby Lobby’s “sale” section when I went to buy buttons the other day, so I have no excuse on the material front.

@Vanifae
I doubt I’ll make a real quilt anytime soon, much less one as complicated sounding as a Mass Effect quilt! However, it would be cool to incorporate themes I like into my crafting once I get more confident.

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