There are a few benefits to long-term blogging. Every day (when I think of it) I check out the “This Day in Blog History” section on my sidebar, and I read the posts that I wrote in previous years. Today I read this:
I’m not a knitter. I’ve never been able to get the hang of the needles. I do kind of know my way around a knitting loom, though, and when I saw Heather’s wrist warmers, the first thing I thought of was my small 24-peg knifty knitter. The finished wrist warmers are essentially tubes, after all, and knitting looms are perfect for making tubes.
Do you know what I was working on seven days ago? A cabled pullover sweater knit with needles. Kind of a far cry from these really awful wristwarmers 😉
It’s a treat to be able to see clear progress like this. Now, not only do I knit with needles, but I have tried all kinds of complicated things with them and been mostly successful. (And there are still more techniques I am looking forward to trying, so this story is far from over.)
After seven years, my projects are (generally) bigger and my tools are (generally) more versatile. I’ve gone from one skein of Red Heart Super Saver yarn and an ugly wristwarmer, to a shelving unit full of fancier fibers and a dozen or more sweaters.
Anyway, it’s always fun to revisit the old days and see how much has changed!
And also, how much things have stayed the same: I’m still spending Autumn evenings on the couch, watching TV and working a project with yarn, so…