Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Holiday News in November 2005


Contrary to popular belief, I do know how to knit as well.

The problems are when I knit, it is limited by my carpal tunnel syndrome pain, or my neuropathy, take your pick, grrrr! It is not fun. When one or the other takes over, then I can actually knit in spurts and by timing myself. There is no way around it.

I was trying to teach my friend Scott how to knit. http://grannyguy.blogspot.com/ Grannyguy wanted to learn how to knit, and I tried to teach him with the help of a webcam. I think we laughed more than he learned. He was a great student and I had him make the first cast on stitch at least once. I was only able to show him two times. We laughed too much and had to stop.

I learned to knit in 1988 when I got sick and needed to stay in bed for a month or so. I would have gone crazy. I am a Taurus with a Leo rising and a Gemini moon, and that Gemini needs to be occupied, well the Taurus does not like the idea of just doing nothing either. I decided to teach myself how to knit. That was on the Fall of 1988, I made a sweater that I wore for a New Year's Party, turquoise and black I remember, vertical lines of course. I learned to knit on my own and have created lots of nice sweaters , scarfs. I tried to do socks, but got frustrated, and I guess I did not have as much time as I do now that I am retired by disability, to patiently do it.

I will try to make socks later on either by crochet or knit. Well here is my scarf which I think will look terrific once is done. I am making the pattern as I go. I thought a cable in the middle will be something cute. I may crochet a border around, I don't know yet. On the other hand I am making another vest from http://thecrochetdude.blogspot.com/that will be done sometime in the next two weeks, as I am modifying the pattern to fit me. I am a little bigger than his original model. LOL. This is my Xmas Tree, and I already have 9 presents under it, I shopped early, or made my presents early, then I wrap them as I go.

I am now in charge of two groups in the internet. I am excited beyond belief as these two groups have been entrusted to me.

1.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/men_with_needles/
2.http://groups.msn.com/crochetdepot/

So if you are interested stop by the groups and join, you will see how much fun we can have.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my blogs, I think I have created as many as 7, but here are the most important ones in blogger. You should visit http://bajoranbear.blogspot.com/ and tell me what you think, maybe not LOL. It has all been made possible by the aid that Scott Hooper, Grannyguy , offered me , so what best tribute than this fun sites to remember our friendship and love. Oh before I forget , I am reading some books which I will give a critique later on, they are books for crocheting. Have a great day, tomorrow is hump day the week is almost over. LOL.

2 comments:

ladylinoleum said...

Such a talented guy! Bummer about the carpel tunnel. Sure makes your desire to get things knit up difficult.

I've not had time to spot by crochet depot yet but I will. I did join though. So I am at least up to speed there.

The holidays are kicking my butt!

Squishybear said...

hehehe .. I tried to teach myself to knit once but it was just too slow for me. I need instant gratification dammit! :-P

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