Wednesday, February 24, 2010

My Newest Obsession!

I know you are all thinking I don't need another obsession. Stamping and scrapbooking have been my passion for the last 7 years and I've spent plenty of money feeding my obsession, LOL!!! However, my stepdaughter, Leah, asked if I could teach her to knit. We are both Twilight fanatics (okay, she's a little more obsessed with Edward than I am) and she had found "wrist warmers" worn by Alice in the New Moon movie. Well, we both HAD TO HAVE THEM!! Thus began my obsession with knitting. My mom taught me to knit when I was a teenager and I found out it's like riding a bike -- you never forget. So I needed to make a pair of wrist warmers first so I could teach Leah. This led to numerous trips to JoAnn's and Michael's to get knitting needles, yarn and patterns. Below you can see one of my pairs of wrist warmers that I made. These are for my good friend, Ashley, who owns the local scrapbook store that I frequent, Scrapbook Castle 316. She is also a Twilight fanatic -- wait aren't we all!!!

While I was drooling over all the yarns at JoAnn's, I found patterns for dishclothes made with cotton yarn. One of my customers, Mary Ann, makes these for me and so did my mom so I had to try these myself. Check out my first dishcloth in my favorite color -- lime green!!!

That's enough for now. I've got to get back to my knitting!!! I hope you enjoyed my lastest obsession.



Sally said...

I would love lessons. My mom was a crochet-a-holic and after many failed attempts to teach me, suggested I take lessons. Odd to think of this now but Famous Barr had a yarn department and actually taught knit and crochet lessons in the store! I signed up for knitting because I thought it looked easier, but didn't have the patience. I could trade you some cardstock for some lessons! LOL

Linda Grames said...

Definitely -- I'll teach you how to knit and crochet if you like. My mom and grandmother taught me when I was young and I hadn't picked it up in years -- now I'm hooked, LOL!!!! Maybe we need a Saturday or Sunday knitting afternoon?