Friday, April 25, 2014

Yes, You Should

It was the end of a long morning appointment.  I was waiting and knitting, waiting and knitting.  A woman walked by and commented on my knitting and the beautiful colors.  "Do you knit?" I asked her.

She explained that she used to knit but that she hadn't done it in a long time.  She went on to say that she had recently been thinking she should start again.  I gave her the advice any good knitter would give. Yes, you should.

It's time to wrap up the week and the month with another giveaway. Leave a comment and let us know what's recently captured your interest - a good book, gardening, the Stanley Cup playoffs.  I garden vicariously through others, so I love to hear what you're growing.  And yes, of course, feel free to include your current knitting projects.

The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of yarn from Dirty Water DyeWorks - winner's choice.  The contest closes on Friday, May 2, 2014.

My color inspiration this week is a color combo freshly dyed and on the drying rack.  I've made a mental note to revisit these two with a project in mind.


A jolt of color.

22 comments:

Kris said...

My garden! I feel that if I stare hard enough, the lilies and butterfly bush and daisies will come back sooner. And also I bought a bunch of new plants that have to go out.
I'm also working on a baby sweater, which is just small enough to keep my hand in knitting while not being a large overwhelming project for the spring.

Alicia said...

Fun! Love that green. As far as what I'm into lately, I've been pretty into experimenting with twist in my spinning.

AdyBee said...

My new-to-me-espinner. I can take it with me almost anywhere I can take my knitting. Typically, when I'm out and about with friends, knitting can come, but spinning has always been a homebound activity. Not anymore. :)

pattymatt said...

I have been really into making jewelry recently. This past weekend I made 9 different bracelets.

Jess said...

I have recently gotten into working with beads. I love the touch of glamour they add, but I'm having trouble getting my hands on enough beads for the beaded clutch I'm making.

APlanet4Creation said...

I'm excited for my second Fiber/Yarn trip. I went to Rhinebeck in 2011 and bought some of your yarn. Next week I will be at Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival!!

Christa said...

I'm waiting for daffodils to bloom In my garden. Knitting a toddler sweater for my daughter.

Jill L said...

finals!

rurallyeverafter said...

I'm currently totally consumed by the end of the semester craziness at work and the seemingly never-ending task of house hunting. I knit right now to keep my sanity, but I don't dare try anything complicated!

Sheila said...

At the moment, I'm growing weeds. I really need to get out there and pull them. My parsley does seem to have survived the winter. I'd like to plant some salad greens too. Perhaps I'll just call the dandelion leaves my salad greens (they are yummy). My yard doesn't get much sun, so I don't think I'll bother with much else. I've tried carrots, radishes, broccoli, peppers, etc. in other years. I never have much luck getting things to ripen.

LD said...

Planning my projects to take on visit it to South Florida. Socks, shawls, scarf...so many choices, never enough time!

your future rebbetzin said...

I've been reading a lot.

I'm still working on that skirt, but I'm halfway done - my second ChiaoGoo needle just broke, and I'm going with a Boye to try to complete it.

meppybn said...

Hi there - came over from Indie Untangled :) and yes, indeed she should start knitting again :) am knitting a Michele Wang design and the vege garden is ready to plant whenever I can put down my needles :)

Sarah Dun said...

I've been watching the Bruins and knitting movie night socks (at your recommendation). See you at NHS&W.

D said...

I've been binge watching Dexter and knitting washcloths...that's all my overloaded brain can handle right now ;-)

jensimoneau said...

I'm inspired by the green that's returning to the area after a long winter. What prettier color is there than those first leaves of spring?

Denise Moore said...

I'm consumed by my new daughter who will be 2 months old next week

regina said...

I am completely inspired by Spring, and by my lovely garden. Tulips, daffodils, and the weeping cherry tree are all in bloom, and the lilacs and roses are budding beautifully. What else? The offerings at the farmer's market make me positively giddy. Ramps, fiddleheads, asparagus, and kale. It's all so beautiful, and so delicious! Lastly, I'm in the midst of a wonderful new biography of John Updike, and listening to Beck's sublime new album. Life is good.

Priscilla said...

Spring yard cleanup--it doesn't seem like gardening as much as housework--is underway, but I reward myself with knitting during the Bruins games. Currently knitting So Square socks with Lucia in Dusk, purchased at SADK last fall, so that I can restock at NHSW. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Cate said...

What's caught my attention lately is getting out for a walk almost daily -- the weather, while not yet what we'd call "warm" here in Maine, is such a relief after the long winter! Along with that, green lawns and spring bulbs are bringing color back into our lives. Yay!

Anonymous said...

Making new plans for our vegetable garden. We have to put a fence up this year because the bunnies had a better harvest than we did. We are also starting to make plans for our summer vacation. New England has a lot to offer.
As for knitting, I just finished making 2 Renfrew hats (pattern by Jane Richmond)-they were really fun to make.
I am making a summer cowl (Hudson) out of my linen yarn,which I love! For mindless knitting , I am making bias scarf out of lace yarn. I am going to try adding beads at the edges for the first time.
Kathy

Maomama05 said...

What's recently captured my interest is a cross stitch project that my husband requested for his birthday. I don't get the reference but evidently it's from the movie "Office Space" and is a line from a featured rap song. While I'm enjoying it, I'm REALLY looking forward to getting back to my knitting :)