When I tell people I like to knit, the more beads I need, the better, they always wonder how I do it.
They don’t have the patience to do it and they don’t understand I have.
Well, maybe that’s because I am ill, I have all the time in the world to be honest, but in the end I just like spending time on creating something that it worth something. The feeling you have when you finish something is great, it doesn’t matter what it is you’re doing really, but for me it’s knitting.
I knit everyhting; socks, scarfs, hats, I am even trying to figure out how to knit sweaters, but I hate measuring and figuring out my gauge so that’s why I haven’t finished a sweater so far, I know I can though. 😛
My mom taught me how to knit when I was a lot younger. It didn’t work. I am left-handed and that’s how she tried to teach me but for some reason, I can’t knit that way. Knitting like a right-handed person works way better for me. Now I wonder that might be the reason that I can’t crochet. Why am I left-handed again?
When I wanted to try again after several years I said I wanted to learn the way she did it, like every right-handed person. It was very easy and I couldn’t believe I thought it was too hard before. I started knitting scarfs, and more scarfs, and more… and then more scarfs with beads and lace.. and then socks. They say when you can knit socks, you can knit everything, and I guess that’s true. 🙂
I don’t know why I love scarfs so much, I think it’s because there are so many patterns out there, with the most beautiful beads in it and I just LOVE it.
I love to knit a few things at a time. A pretty difficult lace pattern and something easy, so depending on my mood or how I feel I can pick whatever I want. Ofcourse I have a lot more projects, it’s just hard to stick with two when you have pretty yarn and many ideas. 😉
Knitting calms me down, so it’s great when I have a lot of anxiety. I should stick with something easy though because if I try to knit lace and I make a mistake it will make it worse. 😛
Knitting is very healthy apparently.
It’s calming, it reduces stress, it improves concentration and it can even lower the risk of dementia. Wow. I guess I can recommend it to everyone.
It’s not that hard to learn and there are so many video’s on youtube from the basic steps to adding beads, you can even find how to fix a dropped stitch and other mistakes.
I also dye my own yarn. I love it. If anyone wants to know how I do that I can make a tutorial at some point. It’s too bad I lost the yarn I still wanted to dye, it’s probably somewhere but I have no idea where to look anymore. I will have more in the future though, because choosing your own yarn and beads for a pattern is excited, but dyeing your own yarn is the most awesome thing in the world!
Would you like to see more knitting posts in the future? What are your hobbies?