Today at 12 I’m heading to Canaan to participate in a knitting clinic. I’m really excited because there’s one project I put aside because I couldn’t figure out how to do the stitches it requires. Since the people I know who knit all live far away I don’t really have a resource to go to when I need assistance. This particular project is called a Sampler Afghan. It’s a bunch of squares and each square is different. The afghan is designed to teach you all different kinds of stitches. At the end you connect the squares together and that’s the finished project.
I’m not sure what I’ll do with the Sampler Afghan. It’s just to complex so I know I’ll be going back to the clinic (if it’s held more than once. Please, knitting goddess, let it be held more than once!) to get assistance with it. Originally I planned on making it for Jennifer, Wolf’s niece who is getting married in May, but once I realized I couldn’t figure out how to move the needles in the way the pattern calls for, and because I still haven’t figured out how to read patterns, I gave up on it and chose something a little easier to work on for the couple. I’ve been diligently working on the Triangle Afghan. Those of you on Facebook will note my status has been “Howling Hill is knitting.” a bunch of times over the last week. Or at least I think that’s what my status is. Maybe I’ve been knitting so much I forgot to update my status.
Anyways, I’m almost done with the afghan I started for Jennifer and Laurence. I have to pull out a row because I made a mistake but otherwise I’m doing ok with it. It’s a basic knit/purl design. It’s not particularly difficult to make. The most difficult part is paying attention which is something my ADD addled brain has always had trouble doing. I cannot watch tv or have the radio on when I’m knitting. This is bothersome because the house can be so dammed quiet while Wolf is at work that I want some music but I find myself going to the beat or signing or remembering something which happened to the song and then I realize I effed up and have to go back and pull out the stitches. What I need is some music you hear when you get a massage but I have no idea of artists so I don’t know how to choose it off Amazon. Suggestions?