Today is a big day for me. Today is the day that I will begin to knit. I kid you not. I am joining the legion of women (and men) who are proudly knitting their lame creations all across the land. I got me some needles, some lovely yarn, and this:
How exciting is that?! Besides the Stitch n' Bitch Knitters Handbook, I also got a little book on dishcloths -- I have this strange fascination with handknitted facecloths, and I intend to adapt some of the patterns to that use. Noone who knows me understands where this newfound obsession with learning how to knit originates, but it is a profound and sincerely felt thing. I seriously think it will be a therapeutic and productive activity during the months ahead. I'm not going to be working, as you'll recall, and I will have limited energy stores, so I think it'll give me something to do with my time. It's not expensive (or doesn't have to be, anyway) and if I screw up, it's easy to unravel it and start over -- no harm, no foul. I'm pretty excited.
Another thing that's exciting me is this post by the lovely Ruby, now officially in remission!! (Is it just me, or did you hear a chorus sing a bold note just then too? Eery.) So if you were wondering about what exactly that port sticking out of my chest looks like after they pull it back out, be sure to check that out. Very cool.
I'll check back in to give a detailed and, I'm sure, scintillating report on my first knitting experience....because I'm cruel like that.