In that spirit, I felt it was my duty to fill my own "minimum performance standard." So I staked out my neighborhood. Perused the possibilities. Plotted. Planned. Then I went in for the kill...............
"Would you like me to teach you to knit?"
Yes.............I've brought another knitter into the fold......My sweetie, Em.
Now, teaching your Significant Other to knit has its good sides and its not-so-good sides. On the plus side we have:
- We can knit together.
- We can really share the ups, downs and in betweens of creativity, learning the craft etc.
On the "hmm-maybe-I-should-have-thought-more-about-this-before-I-did-it" side, we have:
- "What do you mean, you want to use some of my yarn?"
- I think she'll be a better knitter than I am. You should see her first few rows. I struggled through a project or two before my stitches were that uniform. *sigh*
So, there you have it. I've filled my self-imposed quota....gained a knitting companion....reconciled to the idea I'll need to share my stash....been humbled that my student is likely going to be a better knitter than I.
A few more rows on the Rowan Kidsilk Haze scarf....feather and fan on size 5 needles. Ever knit with hairy sewing thread?
Almost to the end of the third skein of Manos for a pashmina/stole type thing for myself. The air conditioning at work has a mind of its own....The Manos Pashmina has a simple cable pattern, and I plan on making it around 4.5-5' long with fringe increasing it another 6" or so. This colorway.
All the other projects....I don't want to talk about them. I'll just feel guilty! Thanks for the comments, knit friends. I've been trying to add a few more links on my sidebar, but Blogger is not cooperating today.