Well, I was wandering around blog land this morning, and read The Sheriff of Knittingham's site, where she shows The most gorgeous sweater. Oh my gosh. I hesitate to show my little projects now, but I have become the small project Master! If it's little and portable, there's a chance it will get done. Otherwise, it's anyone's guess. First, the husband's socks, 72 sts, 2 by 2 ribbed pattern, very easy. Still took awhile. I knitted them on #1 needles, but I really should have used 2's. I don't usually like 2's as well, but the sock yarn was thicker than it appeared on the skein. Very weird, that. Ah, well, they'll be warm =)
Then a pair of mittens, striped, using up my Wool-Ease. I bought four colors back when the school was short of mittens, and I've still got enough left to make a couple of pairs. Kids mittens take very little, but I'm thinking of making myself some very soft mittens soon. Hopefully before winter is out! Now it's back to the husband's sweater, which I REALLY want to finish, because I want to knit myself a sweater. I know I'll never get back to his cream colored sweater if I start that cute rust colored one I have in mind for me. It's shocking to think how long ago I bought the yarn for that.
Remember when we all used to knit alone? For years, I'd pick out a pattern at my local yarn shop, gab a bit with the owner, maybe have a spot of tea, then go home. Heh. Another soul wouldn't see that yarn until it was gifted or worn by me. And when you gave it as a gift, who knew if the person would ever wear it? Knitting was very fulfilling anyway, but isn't it great now? I can show stuff, you can show stuff. We can meet and knit together, send patterns to each other, and look up patterns in the middle of the night, if we want. We can order our yarn online (from other than Mary Maxim), or still take our pattern to our LYS. I still try to do that, really. The lady is very nice, and not on the Internet yet, so I have to support her in person. Yup, things are much funner now. I'm glad we all can meet (in 2-D, for the most part, but I like it anyway) and admire each other's work and gain inspiration. Rock on, you bloggers. This is a very good thing.