I’ve told you all that I am the slowest knitter. That’s probably because I don’t knit everyday. I know that if I did, I’d be able to make a lot more and I would feel accomplished. So I’m going to challenge myself to knit everyday for 21 days. It can be as little as 10 minutes a day. Or it can be an hour or two. Whatever feels right. But the bare minimum is 10 minutes a day. Who’s in with me? Comment on this blog to let me know!
So yesterday was a day to run errands. I needed to get an emission check on the Prius. And I needed to see if I have immunity to measles. REALLY? Yes, apparently if you travel abroad you need to have some documentation that you have immunity or you’ve received a vaccine.
So yes, knit wherever you are. Knit 10 minutes a day. See how much knitting you get done. Join me in the challenge!!
I consider myself the slowest knitter in the world. When I
say this, others say I can’t possibly be the slowest because they are.
I do “throw” my yarn in the English way and that is slower
than “picking” your yarn in the Continental way.
But I also have a pair of socks that’s been on the needles
for over 2 years and another that I cast on maybe 6-8 months ago and I have
about 2 inches of the cuff knit so far.
I have a tank top that I started a year ago. That tank is nearly
complete. I am at the neck on the front. I have so little left. But I haven’t picked it up for several
My knitting mentor, Ellen, is perhaps the fastest and most
prolific fiber artist I know. Several years ago, when I was marveling at her
production, she gave me this advice: Knit (substitute spin, crochet, draw,
paint, etc) 10 minutes every day. You can find 10 minutes and each day that
work of art will come into being. 10
minutes a day. I can do that.
Her second piece of advice was that you can knit anywhere.
You can knit in line at the DMV. You can knit while you are in the bleachers of
your child’s sports game or practice. You can knit on vacation. You can knit in
the car….but not while driving! You can knit in the dental or medical office
while waiting for the doctor to see you. Do you think that would work for you?
I do. That will be my goal for the week. I hope you’ll let me know how it works
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