Archive for January, 2014

Taking up knitting

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

This is shaping up to be one long, cold, dark, miserable winter.

With twin preemie babies at home, our family is hibernating.  Some preemie parents actually refer to this season as ‘lock down’ – and it really feels like it!  With my propane tank freezing up on me every time I go to work in my uninsulated, unheated workshop (the result of needing a bigger propane tank); and with our household operating on a 24 hour schedule (babies don’t sleep); I’m looking for some quiet activities to do in my basement workshop.

And so I’ve decided to take up knitting – blacksmith style!

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Okay, I think those who make maille generally refer to it as weaving rather than knitting. But you get the idea.

Anyways, it’s a lot of fun.  It certainly fits into the quiet / busywork category that I was looking for.  I’m not sure I have the patience or attention span to tackle any larger maille projects right now – but I now have some very cool looking coasters and trivets.  Had I picked up this hobby sooner, I likely would have made myself a Christmas stocking. Oh well, I’ll do one in time for next year…