Isn’t life great!! I am thrilled that even after I have been knitting as long as I have, there are still new things I can learn. The girls at my Friday knitting group showed me how to do Magic Loop and I must say that I love it!!
See that picture – it’s the start of a hat. This Through the Loops beret to be exact out of Misti Alpaca worsted which I picked up at 40% off out of the sale bin at KnitKnack. Great pattern, great yarn and a great new technique. What’s not to love!!
There is one thing that I wish. As I was going all crazy, doing the happy dance after learning how to Magic Loop, I thought about other areas in my life where I may need to learn new things and wondered why I couldn’t be so excited all of the time. For example, I need to learn some new skills for my project at work and I must admit that I can’t get so thrilled about it. I wish I could, but the emotion is just not there (it’s a good possibility that my good friend and also the lead in my group at work may be reading this – hi Wendy!!). Wouldn’t it make for a more pleasant environment if I could get as psyched about my project at work as I can about my crafts? Now, I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy my job – there are many good things to say about it. I work with a great group of people and have some very close friends there. And I have been involved in some really interesting work. But there are many times during the day where my mind will wander off to the sweater I’m knitting or the quilt I am sewing – these are the things that keep me going.
Maybe that’s why they call it work and my extracurricular activities are what I do for fun. Make some time for fun in your day – every day!!