I don’t know if there is such a group, but I’m wondering if maybe there ought to be one?  I mean, a support group for people who have a knitting nut in their life.   This occurred to me when I  reported to hubby that I’m meeting folks (both online and in person) who are probably even more insane about knitting than I am.  He said, “That can’t be possible.”  Oh, if only he knew … !

My poor hubby has already listened to his share of my “discoveries” as I learn more and more about this excellent hobby (it’s not a habit and it’s certainly not an addiction; I can quit any time I want!).  But I was thinking that family, friends and acquaintances who don’t knit could perhaps benefit from a vocabulary guide.  It could come in handy if I actually go all the way around the bend and start babbling entirely in knitterly language!  (That could happen, possibly the first time I go to a Fiber Arts convention or something …)  With that in mind, I put a new page on my header called “Knitting Lingo” and posted some entries based on my own beginner learning over the last year.  There’s lots more where that came from, I’ll be adding to that page as opportunity permits!  Knitters: got some good definitions?  Please share!  Non-knitters: if there’s a fiber addict an enthusiastic knitter in your life who is confusing you with knit-speak, feel free to inquire here.  I’ll do the research and update the Lingo page!

On knitting in general, I’m now doing the cuffs for the Cabletini socks and yesterday I had to take a break.  I don’t care if I won’t finish by February 1, enough with the cables already!!  (I guess it doesn’t help that I finished the Plait Cable scarf, mittens and hat fairly recently, hah!)  I stood in front of my (really very modest, no really) stash:


… and decided to mess around with the little leftover balls of yarn (in vases on top) to make some kind of holder for a hanging plant.   (Please note the tidy storage of  the more expensive yarn in plastic … skeerd of moths, prolly don’t have to be?)  Knitting with two different-colored strands at once and changing one strand out for another a couple of times, I made this:


The stitch pattern is a very basic lace called “Razor Shell” (YO K1 YO combined with an S1-K2TOG-PSSO and a few extra Ks in between).  I had never tried it, so what the heck!  Anyway, I think all it needs now is some I-cord or other strandy-stuff attached to the top and I can hang Mr. Philodendron-in-original-cheesy-plastic-pot in style!  If that doesn’t work out, the piece has a spontaneously-discovered alternative function as “Knitting Queen Crown” … it served in that capacity at the Paoli Knit-n-Crochet group gathering last night!


6 Responses to “Knit-Anon”

  1. 1 frillbow January 30, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Loving the leftover yarn in vases!!! Off to do that with mine right now!

  2. 2 Sharon knitting in California February 2, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Oh, yeah, I have a set of glass penny candy canisters somewhere in the cupboard. I could get those out for yarn display too! Now if only I had some space for the canisters. What you want me to clean up some clutter. OMGosh, how could you!

    Seriously I love the charming display. Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3 Kathy February 2, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I have to admit, I did what frillbow did … I saw a picture of someone else’s stash and ran immediately to find some vases! Trying to think of a decorative way to store circular needles and dpns too …

  4. 4 loosepurls February 3, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    We love cables!! 🙂

    I am in awe of the tidiness of your stash!!

  5. 5 Kathy February 4, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    I think it’s easier to keep tidy when it’s fairly small … check with me again in a couple of years, ha ha ha!

  6. 6 Lauren February 6, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Um, hello, my name is Lauren and I might be a needle overuser. Carpal tunnels can’t keep me away….

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