Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Small Steps

Thank you for all the encouragement and support. I've needed it and I deeply appreciate it. I'm still mulling over the suggestions for the "scarf of grief" (I like your ideas, Teabird) but as for the socks ...

They are now finished!

There is a lot to be said for taking time and having patience. Yes, Anne Marie, the knitting is slowly finding me again.

These are Cookie A's Monkeys with Socks That Rock (24 Karat?). I put them on last night after weaving in my ends and haven't taken them off since. Cozy! Don't they look great with my old beat up clogs? They are a great flash of color.

Also, thanks to my wonderful in-laws, I now have an Ashford Knitter's Loom. I've only tried a few projects so far, but I love it! Learning a new skill has been an excellent distraction.

This is now one of my favorite scarves.

Warp: Brook's Farm Acero. Weft: Louet Gems Sportweight and the Acero.

I'm going to devote a few mornings a week for fiber/handwork. Between the loom, the knitting, and our new sewing machine, I'll have plenty of projects to keep me busy and creative during this long, cold winter.


Liz K. said...
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Liz K. said...

So glad to see you're back with the needles. And I am *so jealous* of your loom.

tina said...

Always a treat to see you've posted.

I've always found that there's nothing quite so healing as creating something, or learning something ... both of which are invariably intertwined. And, in your case, your readers get eye candy! A rock tossed into a quiet pond. Lovely. Thanks.

Jody said...

I am so sorry for your loss. And, your new socks are quite delicious, in more ways than one. Sometimes, after we go to ground, the 'rebound' is more than just a small gesture. It's hard to escape the allure of fiber and I'm happy for you - that IT has found you again. And P.S. - I have a pair of clogs that are twins to yours - I was hiding them in the closet because they are so beat up with love and wear! Now they reemerge!