My very first project in knitting class was a pair of fingerless gloves. It’s a simple project that has the side effect of teaching a number of techniques. The funny part is that I never really expected to wear them. Well, I’m wearing them as I type this, and will be until my hot cup of tea kicks in.
Spring may be a scant couple of days away, but I walked Daisy around the neighborhood wearing a down coat, wool hat, and Uggs. Snow banks that have turned to ice line the street. March winds are bending the tree branches and turning the streets into wind tunnels. I brought the chill in with me. The gloves are helping to defray it.
A hoped for side effect of learning to knit has materialized for me. I have little patience for television. A show has to be captivating enough or short enough for me to sit and watch it. Knitting and watching at the same time is different. My scarf in progress encouraged me to get through not one, but two episodes of House of Cards last night.
This knitting thing has real potential on a number of fronts. The fingerless gloves are ranking higher and higher on my homemade gift list. The scarf is humming along. Can a hat be far behind?!