We are all works in progress

Hello Reader! It’s my blogiversary! Welcome!

Today is the fourth anniversary of my blog.  It seems like such little time has passed. I began this blog when I met my friend Lynda Jo and started getting back into knitting. I didn’t really even have an awareness of blogs, especially knitting blogs back then.  I had been a sporadic knitter at that time and didn’t have very much confidence in my skills. In fact, when I met LJ, she pointed out that I had been knitting all of my stitches backwards.

I began attending a knit night at my LYS, Handheld Knitting, and met a wonderful bunch of women.  They are a fun and rowdy group of ladies, and they even helped me brave my first sock heel.  That pair of socks might have looked like they were made for a clown, but it helped me to take on more challenging projects and increase my knitting self-efficacy.

Now I’m brave enough to take on 80 stitches of kitchener stitch, as shown in the lovely Mohair Bias Loop by Churchmouse Yarns.  I used Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It’s a soft little warm cloud for the neck and I love it.

My friend Jimmy Jackson took these pictures.  We work in the university library together and he found some great spots to get pictures of this cowl.  The pictures above and below are in the reflection of a large glass window facing a wall.

My life, this blog, my school career…it’s all a work in progress.  So much has changed in my life since I began knitting and even since I began this blog.  New friends, lost loves, new loves, moving, shifting, recalibrating. I have about 5 projects on the needles, two of them designs that I don’t know what to do with.  I could put them on my blog, be brave and try to publish, or just enjoy them for myself.  Either way, knitting keeps me sane through joyous times or those of devastation.  I venture to say many knitters feel this way.  I will knit until my hands no longer can.