For the first time in several months, kiddo and I went to a fiber-arts club that meets monthly at our church. Now, I only know the "garter" stitch which is straight knitting, no purling or cabling or anything fancy. I can make dishcloths or scarves, or any other type of quadrangle you can think of. I'm not as cool as Ice Queen but it is a goal!
Back in January when Kid and I were taking our knitting class, I began a scarf for my Sweetie for Valentine's Day. I plan to finish that tomorrow or the next day. Timely, eh? Well, why are you suprised? If I had any self discipline I never would've weighed 289 lbs! So today I sat and knitted for about three and a half hours. Coincidentally, it is one of the recommendations for comforting yourself without food in this book. I guess they don't take into account that some of the other knitters might bring brownies. Evil, evil knitters! We brought honey crisp apples and bosc pears, though, from the farmer's market so we ensured healthy choices.
I'm ready to learn more knitting to keep my hands busy in front of the fire this winter without eating. One of my favorite "church ladies" asked me to help knit things for the Holiday Craft Bizarre including a "lump of coal" from a pattern she is going to copy for me. Wait til I confess to her that I can't read a pattern. I bet she'll help! If I ever finish this dastardly scarf, I'm going to allow myself to start reading and learning from this book. Maybe some day I will write a book called "knit yourself thin!" and make a hundred bucks - or more!