There is something about the weather turning cold that gives me the itch to knit. I learned about four years ago on my previous trip to Oregon to see my friend, Misty and haven’t stopped since. Knitting is the neatest hobby. You can go any which way with it. You can buy your yarn at wal-mart and knit things in acrylic. You can buy crazy expensive yarn and knit $100 sweaters. You can just knit socks, lots and lots of socks. You can knit weird things or animals. You can “yarn bomb” trees and objects throughout the city! Whatever you fancy on any level you reach.
I would say I’m pretty proficient at knitting. I’ve worked at it, learning new stitches and challenging myself, pushing through the irritation of starting over three times and learning to unknit a row or two. I still enjoy it. I haven’t knit since probably February, but when I was at a knitting shop in Portland on my trip I saw the prettiest pattern for a baby blanket and couldn’t resist.
I originally bought four skeins of yarn, but when I started the blanket I realized I wanted it to be wider than what the stitches called for, so I added another repeat. As I knit the rows, I then realized that I may run out of yarn and have a wider but short blanket, so I ordered the orange skein from Angelika’s Yarn Store in Portland. My shop didn’t have this particular weight of yarn, so I had to order it. If you ever need to order yarn, Angelika’s is quick and price comparable! I ordered my yarn on Monday and expected to get my yarn next week, but I got it Thursday!
Orange is a special color to us, so I think it adds some funk and some sentimentality as well. These first few rows will repeat until it is done. I think it is gonna be awesome!