Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Stay home and knit

Why is it when women are expected to wait that they somethimes use the phrase, "What am I supposed to do, stay home and knit?" They usually say this like this is a BAD thing that they would never want to do voluntarily! I would love to stay home and knit. But, alas, I have bills, a mortgage and I really like to eat, so off to work I go.

Anyway, I recently got the Mason Dixon Knitting book and I LOVE peaches n cream yarn (and sugar and creme yarn and euroflax!). I have made three washrags, a burpcloth, two buttonhole bags, the absorba bathmat and am in the process of making a moss stitch linen finger towel, a baby kimono and a log cabin baby blanket. It is so much fun!

I feel like such a newbie to the knitting world and yet, I want to do it all the time. I have the very beginnings of a stash (I like sock yarn, a little TOO much) and have yet to knit anything more complicated than socks. I am scared of the sweater...but I think I may like to try some lace...I have crocheted doilies, how hard can a shawl be? I hope that these are not famous last words. I will post pictures of my other work in a later blog.