Some people say, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” I say, “when life hands you a ridiculously long commute, make a new wardrobe.”
One of the first things I did when my office moved several months back was map out the many different possible ways to get there and calculate the time for each. The next thing I did was ask one of the ladies at church who I always see knitting if she could teach me how to knit. She was delighted to teach me and we began a wonderful nearly-weekly knitting gathering at her house.
My knitting teacher is fabulous, and not just because she’s from Wisconsin (which I didn’t realize until after we began knitting together). She’s always got several different projects going on. That reminds me a bit of myself with my sewing. And she often wears her creations on Sundays, beautiful shawls and skirts and scarves. She’s sure that someday sooner than I think I’ll be making my own dresses. I love sweater dresses, and sweaters. No matter how much my body size fluctuates, they fit, and they’re so soft and cozy.
But, skirts and sweaters and the thigh-high stockings I can’t wait to make are still a ways off. So far, I’ve done two starter projects and am working on a third, all in preparation for winter – or the part of my commute that feels like winter: a scarf, a hat and gloves. The gloves I’m just starting.
I love them. Especially the scarf. It’s so soft and supple, reminds me of blankey. It’s nice and warm, and, the extra special bonus that makes it so me, it’s sparkly!
I’ll let you know when the gloves are done. (If I don’t poke my eye out with one of these 5 double-pointed knitting needles sticking out of the project.)