I knit. What’s your superpower?
– Author Unknown
I am not someone who has been knitting since childhood. A loving mother or grandmother didn’t teach my while sitting at her feet. I learned to knit to fill a void. My last child had gone off to college. An empty nest! What are nests made of? Bits and pieces of twigs, leaves, feathers, twine and YARN! I must knit! A logical choice. I started with scarves and moved quickly into blankets. No sweaters and socks. The recipient of my gifts would outgrow the sweater by the time I would finish and socks wear out too quickly. No, blankets were good and much loved by everyone.
This is my latest labor of love and it is based off of a pattern developed by Ann and Kay of Mason Dixon Knitting. I love their books. I have added the black and white because the eye needed a rest. The nice thing about this pattern is the ease of transport. One square at a time can easily fit in a purse or small satchel.
This blanket has worked it’s way through listening to many books, favorite television shows, road trips, hospital visits and even meetings at work. I find my listening skills improve when my hands are busy.
This weekend I decided to sort through all the containers of yarn I have in the attic. Going through all the yarn that moved south with me, I found even more of the cotton yarn I use in this blanket. Does that mean this blanket might not ever be done?
I did this scene in ‘Lars and the Real Girl’ where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life.