After weeks of searching, I finally settled on a pattern for my perfect squishy birthday yarn from Purl Soho. Once I finally decided, the knitting was a breeze. A joy. Pure bliss. It made my heart sing.
The yarn is Manos del Uruguay’s Maxima in the Oxygen color way. I’ve never worked with such high quality (and expensive, sheesh!) yarn, and it definitely is all it’s cracked up to be. I mean, how can I go back to my Vanna’s Choice yarn now? Ha!
I wanted a pattern that would show off the yarn and that would be a lot more enjoyable to knit than my last attempt. That’s where the genius of Ravelry came in. I did a search for this yarn and projects that people knit with it, and found this lovely braided, cabled cowl. It was just begging to be knit! I have two skeins of the yarn and am going to knit until I run out, so the cowl should end up twice as long as the original pattern.
I think I say this every time I write about knitting, but knitting is my jam. It’s my favorite. It’s my true love, and I don’t care who knows it. Ha!
There’s always a project or twelve lying around the house. A while back, one of my favorite knitting bloggers wrote about gaining confidence to knit in public. I’ve never really forgotten that because, if anything, I need to gain confidence to leave my knitting at home. If I could, I would knit pretty much everywhere. Anywhere, anytime. I’ve even asked my pastor if he minded if I knitted during his messages. Thankfully, my pastor is also my dad and just laughed me off. Hashtag, Iwasnotevenjoking.
I mean, I have a case for it. You know how some people doodle notes to help them pay attention? Knitting helps me pay attention. It busies my brain just enough that my mind doesn’t wander off and can focus on whatever else is happening, like a movie or a podcast. I’ve even prayed while knitting.
I feel like this quote will be my new motto.
So, I’d love to know – does anyone else feel this way about knitting? Or maybe you have your own personal thing that’s your jam? My friend Rachel is a reading machine. I think she’s read around 14 books or so this year. I would say, for me, eating Snickers bars comes in at a close second to my passion for knitting. Ha!