Thursday, February 20, 2014

Knitting again

My mom signed me up for a knitting class with a group at her church. It's at a home not too far from me. There are 7 of us, counting the girl teaching the class. I had taken a few knitting classes before and kind of know the basic casting on and knit stitch. But I forget between classes. So I thought I might learn a little more here as it's a 10 week class. The first project is a prayer shawl. We just cast on between 50-60 and go from there, just a knit stitch. Pretty boring when I'm doing this alone, but with others it's fun. Because all of the others are beginners. And I am the only one using these needles. Everyone else likes the round needles. I don't like them because there's no place to put the needle to wrap the yarn. I am not comfortable using them. I use my leg to hold the right needle when I wrap the yarn around. Anyway, I know I'll have to use the round needles to make hats, which I have made a few already. I will get the hang of it I'm sure. So we are all knitting at our own pace and when we get done with this project, we will move on to a hat I hope. Anyway, it's fun to be knitting again.

I hope to be learning to spin all this wool I am washing and carding. I'll be shearing again soon and will have at least 7 fleeces to do.

No lambs yet. When I went out to feed this morning, Adele was the farthest. I didn't think she was going to make it over to the feed pans. She is really slow and laying down a lot. They all are the past few days. But she's really slow. I hope she'll be ok. I wish they'd come on with these lambs. I stayed home to keep an eye on them while my husband goes to the wound care doctor. He's been so sick with whatever is going around. He was fine last week. Then I think it was Thursday evening, he went down fast. I mean, fine one minute, deathly ill the next. He was in bed for days. He's finally feeling a bit better, but not out of the woods yet. There are a lot of people with this, whatever it is.

I hope everyone is out of the snow and having some nice weather. It's been so nice and warm here, we let the fire go out and have open windows! We are in for some nasty storms though for later tonight. Tornado warnings for middle Tn. which we are very close to.

Have a great day y'all!


Betty Ann said...

More prayers for Tiny. So sorry he was sick again. He has had a really rough go.

Sandra Morris said...

It have been knitting a lot this winter. I just need to actually ply and finish some of the wool I have been spinning.

Kristin said...

I haven't had much luck with circular needles. The good news is, you don't need them for hats! Get a set of double pointed needles (dpn's). I've had great luck with them.

Kris said...

I do have lots of dpn's so I'll see what I can do with them. Thanks.

Thanks Betty Ann, he is much better now. And had a really good report from the wound care doc yesterday! Left ankle completely healed and right ankle is more like 3 small wounds now. Won't need the skin graft now! So he's almost there! I think he's going on a motorcycle ride tomorrow with his "boyfriends".

Sandra, still waiting on a friend to come see what's wrong with my wheel.Gotta get going on this spinning!