How do I read and knit at the same time?
Most days at work I knit and read at my desk during lunch. I prop my book open on my desk with my stapler holding it down on one side and my tape dispenser on the other side. Necessity is the mother of invention.
I used to be quite the cross-stitch fanatic, and did most of my work in the 1980s. As I recall, I went through long periods when I did only cross-stitch and didn’t even have anything I was knitting. Some of the girls I worked with were into it too, and at lunchtime we’d get together and stitch.
I’ll post some more cross-stitch photos later this week if you like.
Why did I stop cross-stitching? The main reason is that it’s too hard on the eyes. The sampler I showed you on Friday was completed entirely during lunch hours at work. When I was younger I’d cross-stitch at night too. But low light and aging eyes put a stop to that.
The last cross-stitch I did I completed in October 2000. It’s a sampler of maritime signal flags that I made for my dad (retired Navy Captain) and it’s really cute. He has it hanging in his study. But all while I was working on it I kept saying to myself “This is the last cross-stitch I’ll ever do.” And it probably was.
Not to be outdone by Jackie, who posted photos of her fabulous scarf in her blog on Friday, here’s mine.
My scarf is wrapped twice around the neck and is still plenty long. It’s supposed to be cold this week, so it’ll be put to good use!
Thanks again for the beautiful, fun yarn, Becky!
Contrary to my plans, I did not get to the front neck shaping on Frida. Due to very poor planning on my part, Frida and I were in one place, and my off-white yarn was in another, so I ran out of my current skein of white before I ran out of knitting time. Sigh.
But I did use the time to start both the sleeves!
See? I’m not a complete idiot.
Here is Lucy, being totally non-judgmental.