i'm on the eve of my first real knitting project! weeks of knit, knit, argh, knit. knit, pearl, *hit, pearl. soon to be knit, knit, pearl, pearl, ahhh. please!. the practice runs are in use as face cloths, the best beauty product ever for someone who used to buy exfoliants before shifting to 8 dollar knitted-by-someone-else face cloths.
all the materials i've used, and indeed the wools i'm using for my first real knitting project have been op-shopped over recent weeks. i am hanging out for a knitting needle holder box thing though, so the needles don't pull at the lining on my boho reversible (op-shopped) knitting bag. i'm rueing the one-that-got-away. wood, with a red folksy flower design that i spied, and carried around, but ultimately didn't purchase in my pre-learning to knit effort to not buy things i don't need just because they're cute restraint.
do you have a 'i can't believe i left it behind at the oppy' regret? it seems such a small negative of the proper desire to be choosy and not consumptive, but still. sigh. why?!
my you tube, library books, mother-in-law, and library craft group instructors mean this is proving a cheap hobby. but then i haven't been in an actual wool shop so far. heh. so yay to the providence that motivates and frequently strikes all op-shoppers that brought me double knit in mustard and dove grey-colours i favour and which look wonderful together. to my inspiration, all you amazing knitty orientated bloggers everywhere. and the knitted ballet slippers i was given for my birthday. and cover on that book. thank you. i know knitting gloves when we're on the cusp of summer seems a little silly, and i really ought to knit-for-the-baby, or finish some of those other on-the-go projects (further diy doll house furniture, braided rug no.2, further printed tea towels, christmas presents...) but I'm in the grip of another fad (my favourite place to be) and a likely arduous first project needs to be personally motivating.
and i'm sure i'll be even more motivated to watch myself knit if i paint my nails in pretty colours too.
wish me luck!
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