When your dad is a minister, some old lady is sticking a pair of knitting needles in your hands before you can walk. Like tuna noodle casserole and out-of-tune pianos in the basement, it’s a staple of a church upbringing.
So I’ve been knitting for as long as I can remember. I like to pick up patterns over at Ravelry (I’m JaneHamsher, if you’re on Ravelry, friend me!) My best friend from high school, Mary Jane M, is a bit of a star knitter over there and sometimes I do test knitting for her. I knitted the Fair Isle sock in this pattern (and took the photo too as I recall, though I think I just snapped the shutter since it was Mary Jane’s foot in the sock.)
Recently I knitted this Burberry-inspired cowl pattern in green. I picked up the yarn at the Knit and Stitch yarn shop in Bethesda. I wish I could remember what the name of the yarn is because it knits up really nicely.
The dogs and I have a fire going in the fireplace, we’re watching the Macy’s parade, and I’m working on these mittens, worn by Kristen Stewart in possibly the stupidest movie of all time, Twilight.
Lucy wanted to say “happy Thanksgiving” too, so she jumped in the photo. That’s me in the green cowl and new red hair. Katie was attending to other urgent business in the yard.
So happy Thanksgiving, from all of us to all of you.
What’s your hobby, and how are you faring this fine Thanksgiving day?