that makes your soul sing"
~ Leonardo da Vinci
Four years ago with the help of
You Tube and Knitting for Dummies
I fulfilled a life long dream and
taught myself to knit. Since that
first day I have not missed a single
day from picking up my needles and
yarn. I knit everywhere and anytime,
day and night. I knit with all kinds
of fiber from silk to cotton, alpaca
to wool. I like to use wood needles
or light weight metal needles with
a good tip.
For the last two years I have been
keeping a scrap book of my projects,
a little piece of yarn, the yarn band,
how I felt about the project. Basically
it's a record of how I have spent a
lot of the hours in my life and it's
a treasured keepsake.
I have different projects for different
times of the day or where I happen
to be at the time. It's easy to throw
a little sock in my bag, a shawl not
Right now I am spending my evening hours
working on A Textured Shawl Recipe.There are 3229 shawls that have already
been knit with this pattern and I know
why, it's a great pattern and I am enjoying
every stitch I make on it.
I am not sure what it is about knitting that
I find so addicting : the smell of yarn fumes,
[walking into a yarn store is so thrilling]
the feel of the needles in my hands, the
joy I see on a loved ones face when they
unwrap a gift I have knit for them. I don't
think it's just one thing, but I do know
that knitting makes my soul sing!
How about you, what makes your soul