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The Return of the Knitting Natalie!

Someone once said (I think that I remember who and I think it was on twitter but I am not sure);

'Knitting is very zen.'

Indeed, it is.

Tonight I picked up my 4 mm needles (dug out of storage) and the one small 50g ball of cream/off-white/natural coloured Evergreen Aran (70% cotton, 15% polyester &15% nylon) 'wool'/yarn that I had left and started to knit, casting on 30 stitches. By the time we had watched Hellboy (a re-rerun on TV) and eaten desert (I heated the custard in the microwave), I had knitted 9 inches (yeah, I know, I am mixing my metaphors and measurements) of a self designed (on the fly) design. I also discovered that I can still, years after I last knitted, knit without looking at my hands/needles except occasionally to count rows!

The return of knitting!
"I have not knitted for years. I used to get too dizzy. What with the relatively recent 'curing' of the dizziness with a new medication, I had been thinking about knitting again and, tonight, I did!

I designed this on the fly with the only ball of yarn that I had. I am impressed with how like riding a bike knitting is - you never forget how and I can already knit without looking at my hands/needles again!"


ETA: I could not remember *how* to knit to start with and found this website very useful!

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natf
Nov. 30th, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
I should really add this link into the original post:

This is where I went to refresh my memory on how to cast on and so on.

I had not knitted for over 15 years!
sweetmeow
Nov. 30th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you -- I'm going to book mark it. It looks like I might be able to understand it....

And -- now I'm mad at myself because I manage to leave all my knitting supplies (I have knitting sticks in every size as well as tons of other supplies) up north. :(
natf
Nov. 30th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oops! I am so sorry! *hugs*

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