Friday, December 2, 2011

The Secret to Staying In Touch

Do you ever feel 'out of the loop' when it comes to crocheting or knitting? Sometimes its easy to get sidetracked from our projects, especially if life is dragging you around from one place to the next. I've found that carrying a project with me everyday helps me make time to keep my hook or needles going in the yarny loop, so to speak.

I've been making slow but steady progress on my Plum Crazy Cowl since I frogged it did the Michael Finnegan begin again. Instead of stitching a knit 5, purl 5 combo I've been knitting five rows, purling 5 rows, knitting 5 more and only purling 2 then back to knitting. I'm finding that I prefer to knit versus purl, but maybe that will change as I get more experience under my belt.

[caption id="attachment_170" align="aligncenter" width="367" caption="Plum Crazy Cowl Take 2"][/caption]

I'm looking forward to podcasting this weekend, but until then I'm staying in touch with the fiber community through all the podcasts I've been listening to. I haven't been able to stitch in person with a group in a few weeks, so it's very comforting to listen to familiar voices while I commute or stitch at home. I find that taking audio podcasts with me on my phone makes staying in touch with my fiber friends much easier, even if I can only just listen to them. It helps me not to feel so out of the loop!

Happy Friday, friends and don't forget to keep those hands stitchin'!