Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yarn Along: Hippo Hat & Gonna Be A Movie Read

LOOK! I'm posting early for Ginny's Yarn Along!

I'm making a hat for my little friend G. She turned one year old today, so I'm a little late, but I'll call it a Valentine gift. :) Designing as I go, but I hope it looks like a hippo face. I don't know what's wrong with me lately, but I had to redo this hat 3 times before I got a size that I liked. Frustrating.

I ordered The Knitting Circle after I read that Katherine Heigl is going to be in the HBO movie. I don't always love her movie choices, but I do love Katherine. I'm LOVING this book. It's speaking to me in ways I didn't expect and making me think about my knitting and mourning in new ways. While reading it I realized after Mom died I started crocheting LIKE MAD and then taught myself to knit and haven't stopped. Now it's a really weird day if I don't knit or crochet for at least a little while... and often it's for hours at a time. 

Meanwhile, the support the people in the knitting circle give each other is reminding me a lot of my "home" Ravelry group. The Organized Knitting Club may only meet online, but we've bonded really well. It's a pretty awesome group and it's been so great getting to know them while also using my stash and feeling more productive. YAY!


Marfa said...

That IS a good book. I think that knitting and crocheting are like free therapy to help you just sit and think through the bumps in life. Sometimes there are little bumps and sometimes there are mountains.
P.S. I didn't know it was going to be made into a movie!!! Yeah!

Andi said...

Yeah! I did not know it was going to be a movie. I have read this book and I love it. Love Katherine as well-now I am all excited! :)
I often use my knitting as therapy. Sometimes I can't wait to just sit quietly and enjoy the process, especially after a tough day at work.
Have a good week, Lia!

Swanski said...

I'll have to look for that book, it looks interesting. Hats are the perfect gift!!

enim sou said...

Yes, a knitting circle in a little village, this makes friendship and is therapy at the same time. I´d like to live somewhere outside with elderly wise people, children and pretty simple women to sit and talk with them, learn from them and enjoy the time while knitting. This is a dream. Thank you for sharing.

enim sou