DH and I went up to our lake place in Northern WI this weekend. 4 and a half hours there and 4 and a half hours back. I knit mittens. I used the http://www.afghansforafghans.org/mittens.html pattern. In order not to get bored I knit one mitten - lets call it blue to get the hang of the pattern. Then I divided up the pattern into portions
2- start of hand
4- rest of hand
5- top shaping
I used 2 sets of double points and started two mittens. One blue and one we will call red. I made the cuff of both, then the start of the hand of both, then the gusset, etc. etc. etc. Until I have 2 mittens done. A pair of blue and a single red. Then cast on another red and another color and continue. You are always working on something new and fun.
There are so many different kinds of people in this world. Some are born to be athletes, others are born to be musicians. Lots of people play baseball or football. But few are born to be true athletes. Many people listen to music, sing in a choir, or play in a high school band. But few are born to be musicians. There are lots of knitters out there today. But few are born to knit!
You know you are born to knit when your yarn stash is larger than the inventory at the local yarn store. You wake up in the night and count stitches instead of sheep. When you think of sheep you think of wool.
And just because I have lymphedema, does not mean that I have lost my love of fiber. I will find a way…