Posted by: vftmom247 | 2014/04/12

K is for Knitting (and Krocheting)

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Knitting and crocheting are two of my favorite things to do while watching a video, on car trips, during classes, etc. actually, I know of a woman who also knits during sermons, which might sound a little disrespectful at first, but I totally understand. If you have ADHD tendencies, it helps you concentrate on listening, if your hands are involved with something relatively simpleminded. My kids all have found this out in class, my husband doodles during conference calls, and it helped me during our missionary formation classes. (Bless my understanding formation teachers.)

The yarns today look and feel so good too!!! It is hard not to pick an irresistible skein or so up here and there without really having a particular project in mind.

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We went to the outdoor market in Sittard, Netherlands, just over the border, and lo and behold, it looks like crocheted over-tunics are in style this year here!!

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The frustrating thing is that at €10, or about $15, it’d cost more to make myself than to buy. The trick is to make things in colors you don’t see in stores (DH’s scarf) or to make things you haven’t seen in stores like this Hunger Games wrap for my daughter that is on my future project list.

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Or, just break down and admit that one reason for your knitting or crocheting is partly because you just plain enjoy it, and partly your own beloved form of therapy!!! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to work on the market bag I am crocheting that will definitely be used!! Have fun this weekend, if you’re on school break, enjoy it, and remember to keep an eye out for yarn stores. Then hand your credit card to a good friend or spouse and revel in all the beautiful colors! After all, there is only so much yarn you need to have at one time….right?? Hmmm…let me get back to you on that one.

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Responses

  1. I love that wrap Katniss wears! I have knitter friends, but so far I’m still doing really basic stitches 🙂

    Hope you are enjoying the A to Z challenge! Here’s my A to Z Post on Memorable Characters

    • Go on lionbrandyarn.com for the pattern. It is pretty easy- I was surprised! Takes pretty big needles. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Oh, I love knitting. In fact I’m slightly obsessed with it. Just finished knitting some easter projects. Happy A-Z! x

    • Good to hear from a fellow knitter! Thanks for stopping by.


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