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A New Hobby

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I have taken up knitting this month. I love it! My first project was knitting a "java jacket." It is a simple thing that you put on a hot cup of coffee- we usually use cardboard jackets. Next I made two dishcloths, using cotton yarn. My third project, now in progress, is making a tea cozy. I will post a picture when it is finished. One thing I have noticed- it is nearly impossible to eat and knit at the same time. How did I get started? I signed up for a one-session class at Joann's Fabrics. The teacher turned out to be such an encouraging person. I have taken 2 of her classes and am signed up for a third. I just joined a knitting group made up of the most wonderful women, some of whom have been knitting for more than 50 years! This new adventure is a lot of fun, and I think I may be on my way to lots of enjoyable hours making things for myself, but also for family and friends! The next project: SOCKS! emoticon

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DJ4HEALTH 4/25/2013 1:31AM

    I used to do that but have not done that in a long time maybe I will start it again, now that I have plenty of time on my hands.

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GOSPELCLOWN 4/24/2013 10:25AM

    Tea cosy to socks??? Amazing!

I tend to knit afghans, the wash cloths, a child's Strawberry Hat, Phenex slippers...

easy stuff.

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AKATHLEEN54 4/24/2013 10:02AM

    I love to knit, although I haven't made anything too complicated. The hardest things I made were mittens and socks and everyone certainly loves to get those kinds of things for homemade gifts. But mostly I love what you said: you really can't knit and eat at the same time so it's a great activity for those nights when you just want to sit and relax for awhile, but it's important to still keep your hands busy so you're not reaching for those snacks!! So glad you found an activity that you love!! Keep knitting and keep sparking!! emoticon

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