Ode to my first socks.

•May 5, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Determined!
My first socks
Tiny threads on little sticks…
Can it be possible? Cast-on taking days..
Finally, my dpn’s formed into a triagle, my knitting starts!
Round and round, my sock grows into a realized dream!
I worry as I start the heel flap
Then suddenly, it really is turned!
Final steps…. Kitchener!
Success!

by Vandy

Perseverance

•April 13, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Shoot.
Miscrossed the cable
And it’s the third time.
This pattern hasn’t settled in my brain,
I can’t feel its rhythm in my fingers just yet.
Take a break, I’ll come back to it later …
… Now I’ll pick it back up and see.
I think I can hear it,
My fingers feel it.
Let’s knit.

by Kate

Yarn

•March 24, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Yarn:

Such tactile pleasure!

Such gorgeous colors I see;
Such raw potential present in each skein.

Entering the shop, I am enthralled by so much choice.
I don’t know how to stop myself from touching them
or squeezing them like Mr. Whipple and Charmin.

I take a deep, cleansing breath.
I check my wallet –
I shop!

by Hillary

Rhythm

•March 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Rhythm.
Click clack click.
On off up down turn.
“Knit purl slip purl knit” is Making.
Frick a stick slipped! Sloppy sliding, twisting stitches, passes fumbled,
Dance steps muddled. Missed, but not yet lost: heartbeat rhythm.
My pulse saves me; my beats guide me
Back to packing each stitch smoothly
Knit purl purl knit
… and slipped.

By Samantha

The garter stitch scarf

•March 22, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Mom’s
yarn and needles
and patience — I learned knitting.
And once I understood the knit/purl
I thought that was all the skill I’d ever need.
One simple garter stitch scarf, striped brown, white, and coral.
Ugly, but I flung it around my neck
Proud of myself and my creation
It matched the coat
I wore.

By Christine

The Joy of Craft

•March 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Craft
I eagerly anticipate
putting together a new project
Beginning with pattern and the perfect yarn
natural acrylic color weight simplicity I weigh my options
I find planning almost as fun as the project itself
Journeying store to store, the pieces come together
Supplies collected, I can finally begin
In contentment I craft
My creation

By Kathy

Socks

•March 19, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Socks
The perfect pattern
eludes me despite best efforts.
Cast on, rip back, try again, oops.
I’ve used search engines and lurked in forums and groups.
How long must I look before my efforts are rewarded?
Don’t get me wrong, the ones I’ve seen
are nice, if only yarn cooperated.
Will I give up?
Absolutely not

by Debra