Thursday, October 16, 2008

So overwhelmed

I love this feeling and dread it all at the same time. I really have a strong desire to create. Well I know I have, you know being a mom and all. I guess what I really want is to learn a skill; Something that leaves a tangible object in my hands and something I can leave the people in my life that I love.

My grandma Olga made blankets. She made one for every one of her 13 children and one MILLION all of her grandchildren. I still have my blanket and I think of her every winter when I bring it out. I love that. My kids' blankets were bought at Target. They're going to think of that little spotted dog every time they pull out their blankets.

So I'm learning to knit. Good grief, I have no clue what I'm doing. I found a tutorial on youtube (gotta love youtube) and I learned how to cast on and do ONE stitch. Pearl??

I'm going with a friend today to buy some yarn (I think? WOW I'm so clueless) and I think I'm just going to buy whatever she buys. Damn, I should have picked up a book and had a plan before today. Wish me luck!


christin said...

Good luck with the knitting! I have decided to learn how to sew, and right now I can't sew on a button, so I know how you feel!

Anonymous said...

Good luck! And have fun. My mother taught me how to quilt when I was young and although I havent quilted in ages it's a skill that I love knowing. I made all of my babies quilts while I was pregnant with each of them. Itty-Bitty's is extra special because I used my grandmothers old flannel nightgowns to make hers.

You're making me want to dust off my sewing machine and set up the quilting stand!