Late yesterday evening I began a knitting project. I'd been staring at the yarn and the pattern since last summer but hadn't progressed very far. Part of it was that I couldn't quite decipher the pattern on my own and my google and YouTube searches weren't yielding the info I was looking for. Then I remember the two VHS tapes that I purchased on eBay a few months ago. They are entitled "A Knitting Glossary with Elizabeth Zimmerman and Meg Swansen". Basically, they go through all of the terms and tecnniques they can think of and they are arranged in alphabetical order. Thankfully, we still have a VCR that works and I skipped ahead to the part I was unsure about, watched the ladies demonstrate and suddenly everything clicked into place! Eureka, the pattern suddenly made sense! I stayed up late watching shows on Netflix and knitting and then continued work on the cowl this afternoon while Judah was napping. I was wearing it by suppertime! Yay! It felt great to have completed a project in such a short amount of time. The pattern I used was "Super Bulky Brioche Cowl (with a moebius twist)" and I used Malabrigo Rasta yarn in Sunset(96) with US17 needles.
I am currently reading the organizing book that everyone everywhere seems to be reading this year, "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up".
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