Good morning, Sunday Saloners! It's been a month since I last posted a Sunday Salon, but mostly, it's also been a pretty slow month on the blog. Most times when the going gets slow over here, the reading also barely gets anywhere. Luckily for me, I've been reading quite a lot. And I've been letting go of some of the must-blog-tonight pressures that I get occasionally. It does make each blog post more meaningful for me that way.
Lately, I've been bit by the knitting bug. I know I've mentioned it a few times in the past couple of weeks, but I thought I'll show you some of the things I've made. They're all beginner projects and I'm still slowly learning my way through the various techniques, but most surprisingly, I'm enjoying it a hell lot. Oh yeah! I didn't think I was the patient kind to sit in a corner and do something that involved oh-so-much-painful repetition, occasional shoulder aches, frequent rubbing of tired eyes and a whole lot of staring. I won't be surprised if my eye doctor frowns at my next test results.
|(My first knitting project - a garter scarf)|
I started this scarf a long time ago. Sort of towards the end of last winter. I was pretty shocked that it was not getting over as soon as I was hoping it would. Then rolled around Spring and I was still telling the husband that no matter what season it was when my scarf was ready, he had to wear it for that whole day outside. He gulped and agreed. Thankfully for him, I couldn't sit with that wool scarf on my lap - it was too hot to be in contact with anything like that. So when November came, I picked it up and this time, finished it much faster than I had spent on it in March. When I look at it from end to end, I can easily identify the beginner section because that's where there are a few sloppy mistakes and careless knitting.
So now you see why I've been barely around. But I do have a lot of books I want to talk to you about so I'm hoping to get a few reviews out this week. How have you been doing?