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teh knitxx0rz!
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Not too much left to go on my dad's vest, which I know I haven't said anything about since I posted the pattern link to remind myself where the pattern lives on the internet.


originally uploaded by valamelmeo.
Another project I'm just starting. Yes, it's pink. That's what she wanted. It's going to be a hat.

Ulterior motive: it's going to involve making a chart and learning how to do a stranded design in the round.

The obnoxious part: unless you want to be going around and around for about half the time it would take you to make the hat, swatching for something that will be made in the round involves making a huge tangled mess. But if you want things to fit, that's what you have to do...
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From: indramh Date: Thursday 16th November 2006 01.53 (UTC) (Link)
Oh my, that's nice vest you're making. I've always admired people who could knit and make clothes and scarves. I have long since forgotten how to do it, and no amount of retraining have changed these state of affairs.

So how are you doing? I hope you're doing well despite the fact I smacked you with the Gospel two weeks ago ^^;
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 16th November 2006 02.24 (UTC) (Link)
I taught myself how to knit a little over a year ago, because I'd always wanted to learn. Free videos on the internet did wonders.

When I was little, my dad taught me how to crochet. Well, I say that, but really he taught me how to make a certain type of double-layer potholder thingy, which I believe is the extent of his knowledge on the subject. I can't crochet anything else. They're awesome potholders, though. Better than any others I've ever used, and really easy to make. ^_^

I'm doing okay. Still way more stressed than is healthy, but I've survived worse. I'm working on things...
From: indramh Date: Thursday 16th November 2006 02.42 (UTC) (Link)
I can see the motivation factor is very prominent in learning how to knit. I don't have as much as drive as you. That doesn't stop me from admiring people who do it, through. And your *dad* taught you how to crochet potholders? @_@ Wow...

I'm so glad to know your doing okay. You've been in my thoughts and prayers since then. I hope things will become more joyful for you.
valamelmeo From: valamelmeo Date: Thursday 16th November 2006 04.03 (UTC) (Link)
It's all about survival skills for the coming Apocalypse! Jesus is coming soon, so you better know how to chop wood and grow vegetables and make your own clothes just in case! ...Or something like that, anyway. That's not the reason I taught myself to knit, but it's a large part of the reason I was taught a lot of things like that as a child.

I do appreciate you thinking of me. That's good to know.
From: indramh Date: Thursday 16th November 2006 04.19 (UTC) (Link)
@_@ Learning things to prepare for the Apocalypse? Oh my. Well as for me, my parents were skeptical pragmatics, so they had nothing to do with such things. Perhaps because of that, even now, whenever someone approaches to me claiming about things related to 'miracles' and 'rapture' and 'end times', I look armed with two grains of salt and a silver spoon (for poison detection). But, even if what they say about the End Times are true, I wonder if those who are obsessed with such things have forgotten what our Lord had told us:

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (Matt 6.34)