When I asked my cousin to teach me how to knit, it was explicitly so I could have a crafty pursuit to do in college when space and time were both at a premium. Knitting, so I had heard, had the potential to be a social craft—something I could work on while talking about Great Ideas and all that. Little did I know it would also be what I turn to whilst blathering about nothing at the breakfast table.
My toddler is not a particularly quick eater, except when it comes to cherries, but I want to set a half-decent example and not race away from the table as soon as I’m finished with my food. Don’t get me wrong, I still make my escape to throw laundry in the wash/do other jobs that are just easier when my helper is strapped in and entertained, but I like to have something sitting beside me to keep me at the table a little longer, and not scurrying off to the computer.
Enter knitting. This is the Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief (Ravelry link). I saw it on a Yarn Along post at Small Things (can I tell you how much I love the things she knits? They’re beautiful, but simple enough to do without overtaxing one’s brain). I liked the look of it, but loved it more, I think, when I saw the name of the pattern. I am such a sucker for good names—anything with a sort-of-geeky name gets extra points in my book, which may be why my queue also includes a shawl called Scalene.
Notes on Ravelry.
Oh, and I know I still owe you a 3 month post for Little Brother. I’ll work on it this weekend.