Sunday, February 12, 2012

Wise Words

This is an awesome book I just started reading.  I love it when the main character is my age or a bit older!  These days it seems all the books I read the character is younger and sometimes I have trouble relating.  This woman starts out the book with her frustration of losing her reader glasses.....and how frustrated she is that she cant read anything smaller than a breadbox!  She had me at hello!  Her kids were the same age..and I am even interested in her career which is home staging.  Its one of those books so far, that I cant wait to get back to reading.  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Starting to knit!

I started my first knitting class at The Sow's Ear in Verona, WI.  I just loved it!  I had taken a knitting class like 23 years ago and have knit a couple scarves etc...but when I tried to figure out how to knit gloves or a hat etc...I was at a complete loss.  So I figured I would start at ground the beginning and learn all over again.  I was afraid I was not even doing the basics right anymore.  The teacher was awesome and the atmosphere at this place was so warm and inviting...oh to look at all the yarns!  I do love fibers!  My favorite part of any fiber art project is picking out the fabric and yarns.  The colors and textures just make me salivate and I get so excited about my project. 

Our homework is to just work on knit and purl stitches...switching back and forth.  I am a bit concerned because me fingers and more specifically my knuckles already are hurting.  That would stink if I found my arthritis may threaten my ability to knit well.  Im going to do it anyway!  If I have to stop and take breaks and not knit for such long periods of time than so be it.