And then I was having a beautiful New Years in a Galena, Illinois, a town that was CRYING OUT for a dusting of snow, but instead got some drizzle and looked like the old mining town it actually is:
But now. I’m back to knitting for fun and general merriment. And I look forward to sharing with you guys, because I love writing, fiber arts and attention. Oh, MAN do I love attention – thank you so much for giving it to me so freely.
As a token of my esteem, have a little “pattern” that I developed while watching every 30 for 30 ESPN documentary with my boyfriend over the holidays.
1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick
Size 17 Needles (I used Circular, but straight would be preferable)
8 stitch x 9 rows = 4 inches
Note: Gauge is not important – use whatever you needles you have on hand)
Cast on 26 stitches. I recommend using Long Tail Cast On.
First row, K2 then P2 to end.
Second row, knit all purls and purl all knits.
Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until end of skein (approximately 18 inches) leaving yourself enough yarn to seam ends together – (approximately enough yarn to wrap around your work twice). Instead of binding off, seam live stitches to bottom of work. Weave in ends. Steam block if desired.
Final step: Take insanely unflattering photo of yourself in the mirror before walking your dog. Enjoy!