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Picking and Throwing

Friends, I still haven’t knit anything. What kind of knitting blogger am I??  It’s embarrassing. Meanwhile, Cassy from Knit The Hell Out has knit three sweaters, two shawls and a pair of socks. I’m jealous of that kind of productivity.

Part of the reason I may take longer than the average knitter is my knitting style. I am a “thrower” (Like Taiga Hillard on Instragram!) but all those knitters who can “pick” or employ the “continental” style must be able to knit circles around me. I find trying to learn a new knitting style much like trying to type differently. It’s so hard to change a learned behavior.  My other excuse is that I do not currently have living room furniture – but that is a whole other story.  I just don’t have a place to sit besides the dining room table. I guess I didn’t realize how much I liked the noise of the television or radio to keep me company while I knit. I have borrowed a more comfortable chair for the dining table recently and I think I could attempt sitting there with a good podcast on.

Lately I have been inspired by knit collections of a sort. Like the #minmemademay tag on Instagram, this vintage knitting needle collection, this snap of floral hand knits, and Ella Gordon’s documented knitwear collection (so cool!).

Anyways, here are some snaps of what I have been doing instead of knitting.

A road trip to Hope BC (and I will go back to check out the Othello Tunnels next time):

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Fixing up our basement suite:

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There was more, but I didn’t take pictures of it. 😀