Hi everyone, and welcome to Techie Momster. I am a crafty kind of person. A few years ago, I was cross-stitching, I have tons of my late father's jeans to make a denim quilt for my brother (that's a whole 'nother post), and I have started knitting recently.
I am working on my first knitting project, a ribbed scarf. So far, I have knit a 5' scarf, and have another 1' or so to go. I figure I will quit when I run out of yarn. I started doing this because I can't sit in front of the TV with nothing else to do. I was using the laptop in front of the TV, but there's only so much that I am interested in.
My great-aunt Bernadine was always knitting, and had knit me several pairs of mittens when I was a child. Realizing that I am in Florida, not many people I know want mitten knit for them. After this winter, though, they just might! Anyway, I would like to be skilled enough to start knitting those cute knit stuffed animals. They are too cute!!!
DramaMama now wants a scarf, and TechieDadster has asked me to knit him a Dr Who scarf. I had never heard of such a thing until he asked. Did you know that it is 20+ feet long? Do you know how long it will take me to knit?
Anyway, knitting helps me stay away from the after-dinner snacks, like ice cream, cookies and brownies that I crave when I am bored. Knitting keeps my hands busy, and I can see progress everytime I pick it up! And, in the process, I am feeding my crafty side, and my need to make useful things.
Knitting works for me!