For once, today's photo is NOT all about my children or my husband.
I learned to knit only a few years ago. Pete's father and stepmother were visiting one weekend and Pete's stepmother had some knitting with her. I asked if she would teach me and, by the end of the weekend, I had the basics down. This may be one of the greatest gifts my MIL has given me, and that's saying a lot, considering how generous and loving she has been all these years.
Since that time, I have rarely been without a knitting project of some kind or the other. As I've mentioned before, at this point I can only knit squares and rectangles, but I am going to branch out this year. In the meantime, I can do a FIERCE scarf, having knitted so damn many of them.
Currently, I'm working on a scarf for myself and it's a bit different from all the others. I used to do cross stitch, but finally hit my satiety point about ten years ago and I haven't done it since then. I was sorting through my supplies recently and realized that I have loads and loads embroidery floss. Easily a couple hundred different colors. I somehow hit upon the idea of knitting a scarf out of embroidery floss using every single color I posses. Here's what it looks like at this point:
I'm knitting on size 5 needles, which is akin to using cooking skewers, only without the lovely scent of steak. At this point, I have nearly three feet knitted and am planning on this scarf being at least six, possibly even seven or eight feet long. I think it will be great for cool spring days (here and abroad) and it should match with just about anything.
Any of you have any great projects you're working on these days?