Allowing myself to be bombarded by beautiful images, art and hand-crafted projects for so many years has taken its toll. I feel empowered and motivated to do things I never, ever thought I would want to! Knitting is a prime example. I have a vase full of my grandma's needles, but I was very indifferent about learning the craft. For quite a while now, my friend Betz has been a huge source of knitting inspiration, from her personal projects, to her organic fabric line Stitch, to her patterns, and our random conversations. Recently, I felt like I was going to burst if I didn't learn how to knit!
I started a beginner's knitting class at my local yarn shop, Yarn Gallery. I'm only 2 classes in and have nothing to show but these 2 assignments, but I can already feel my fingers getting twitchy for the next project to try! I haven't mastered knitting and talking just yet, and I have a long way to go to get consistent stitches! Heck, just keeping stitches from dropping by accident will be nice! But, man, I love the possibility!
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