Tuesday, September 9, 2008

5 years later...


A scarf. It was 5 years ago that I sat in my friend Maria's apartment and she first taught me how to knit. I made it pretty far and then gave up. Fast forward 5 years later and I decide I want to give this knitting thing another try. While there are about 10 other projects I'd rather be doing than this scarf, I felt that I owed it to myself, and the scarf, to finish! Don't look too closely--it's not without flaws. But it is super soft and maybe sentimental? I remember sitting in that apartment with Maria who shared it with her new husband, Skyler, Paul's best friend. Paul and I were just dating at the time and I can still remember our conversation about marriage, the future, possibilities and where it would all lead. After all that uncertainty 5 years later I'm pretty content with how things played out. And equally content that the pink scarf is finally finished!

3 comments:

NelsonFamily said...

I am so proud! :) Hopefully the knitting info on the web helped you learn better techniques then I taught you. I have tons of yarn and a couple half started projects myself. I don't even know if I like knitting after all my failed attempts.

Shane and Becca said...

Cute! Congrats!

Patrick and Kelly said...

Congratulations on finishing your scarf. It's very nice. I just LOVE knitting and crocheting. I find it very relaxing after a long day of taking care of the baby.:) I have finally graduated from scarves though. I just finished a really cute little tank top for my niece and now I'm making a sweater vest for my son. There are all kinds of free patterns at www.lionbrand.com