Hello and happy Sunday!
Pattern~ Low Country by Judy Marples Yarn~ Neighborhood Fiber Co in the color Sheridan Circle
How are you since we last talked? Good week for me as you can see above I started a new project for the My Sister's Knitter KAL. You may be thinking, but wait I thought you were focusing on one project at a time. I am, so that means I finished the hat I was knitting for the sister last week. Yay!
Pattern~ Traveling Cable Hat by Purl Soho Yarn~ Jenny Watson Pure Merino DK in pale blue
Who is this girl who has two finished projects in the month of January. Granted socks and a hat aren't garments...but I will take it. :)
Speaking of the sister, will you look at what she made. I may have not mentioned it before, but the sister has taken up crochet. It may have something to do with the fact that it has been a very long time since I made her a crocheted item. It would seem she got tired of waiting. I tried to teach her how to crochet a while ago, but as I am not the best teacher it didn't click. So the sister took it to learning on her own and has quickly become a crochet champ!
These gifts the sister made me, got me to thinking how cool it is to pass on the love of yarn. Seeing peeps like Stefanie, Tracey , and Tin Can Knits teaching loved ones to create with fiber is such an amazing gift.
While I wasn't able to teach the sister to crochet (mainly because the sister is older and doesn't want to be told what to do by her younger sister- ;) ), I happily unloaded all of my acrylic stash on her. Obviously I get tremendous joy from sharing my love of our craft with her, yet the biggest joy is hearing her say, " If I am sitting I have to be crocheting or else I don't know what to do with my hands." or " Playing with yarn de-stresses me". Ah- she gets it and more importantly she gets me!
I found this fun video series on how to learning to knit. I haven't been able to peak the sister's interest in knitting, but maybe someone else can? Then again, I am not really ready to share my wool stash with the sister, so maybe not. :)
Have the best day today!